Lexical competition and spoken word identification in schizophrenia.

  title={Lexical competition and spoken word identification in schizophrenia.},
  author={Debra A. Titone and Deborah L. Levy},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  volume={68 1},
Schizophrenia (SZ) is a disorder associated with dysfunction of the neural substrate involved in lexical processing, the superior temporal lobe (STL). We examined whether the detrimental effects of lexical competition on word identification are exaggerated in SZ. The results showed that SZ patients were less able than controls to identify words coming from high lexical competitor environments (i.e., high density and high frequency lexical neighborhoods). They did not differ from controls… CONTINUE READING