Intact figure-ground segmentation in schizophrenia.

  title={Intact figure-ground segmentation in schizophrenia.},
  author={Michael H. Herzog and Sabine Kopmann and Andreas Brand},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  volume={129 1},
As revealed by backward masking studies, schizophrenic patients show strong impairments of early visual processing. However, the underlying temporal mechanisms are not yet well understood. To shed light on the exact timing of these deficits, we employed a paradigm in which two masks follow each other. We investigated 16 medicated schizophrenic patients and a matched group of 14 controls with a new backward masking technique, shine-through. In accordance with other masking studies, schizophrenic… CONTINUE READING