Interaction of negative olfactory stimulation and working memory in schizophrenia patients: development and evaluation of a behavioral neuroimaging task.

@article{Schneider2006InteractionON,
  title={Interaction of negative olfactory stimulation and working memory in schizophrenia patients: development and evaluation of a behavioral neuroimaging task.},
  author={Frank Schneider and Kathrin Koch and Martina Reske and Thilo Kellermann and Nina Y Seiferth and Tony St{\"o}cker and Katrin Amunts and Nadim Joni Shah and Ute Habel},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2006},
  volume={144 2-3},
  pages={123-30}
}
Negative affect plays a crucial role in the psychopathology of schizophrenia. Although it is known that negative emotion has a strong effect on cognitive performance, this interaction has mainly been studied in healthy volunteers. Hence, working memory was assessed in 24 schizophrenia patients and 24 matched comparison subjects with a 0-back/2-back continuous performance test. Simultaneously, negative emotion was induced by olfactory stimulation. Although subjective ratings confirmed that… CONTINUE READING

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