Increased distractibility in schizophrenic patients. Electrophysiologic and behavioral evidence.

@article{Grillon1990IncreasedDI,
  title={Increased distractibility in schizophrenic patients. Electrophysiologic and behavioral evidence.},
  author={Christian Grillon and Eric Courchesne and Rezvan Ameli and Mark A. Geyer and David L. Braff},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1990},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={171-9}
}
The inability of schizophrenics to filter irrelevant information has often been implicated in the psychopathology of schizophrenia. Despite numerous attempts at characterizing the behavior of schizophrenics in the presence of distractors, evidence of increased distractibility has been equivocal due to the difficulty of assessing simultaneously the behavioral and neurophysiological effects of distracting stimuli. We report the results of an experiment in which event-related potential and… CONTINUE READING

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