Exploring the social brain in schizophrenia: left prefrontal underactivation during mental state attribution.

@article{Russell2000ExploringTS,
  title={Exploring the social brain in schizophrenia: left prefrontal underactivation during mental state attribution.},
  author={Tamara A. Russell and Katya Rubia and Edward T. Bullmore and William Soni and John Suckling and Michael J. Brammer and Andrew Simmons and Steven C. R. Williams and Tonmoy Sharma},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={157 12},
  pages={2040-2}
}
OBJECTIVE Evidence suggests that patients with schizophrenia have a deficit in "theory of mind," i.e., interpretation of the mental state of others. The authors used functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate the hypothesis that patients with schizophrenia have a dysfunction in brain regions responsible for mental state attribution. METHOD Mean brain activation in five male patients with schizophrenia was compared to that in seven comparison subjects during performance of a… CONTINUE READING