Mentalizing impairment in schizophrenia: a functional MRI study.

  title={Mentalizing impairment in schizophrenia: a functional MRI study.},
  author={Pritha Das and Jim Lagopoulos and Carissa M. Coulston and Antony F. Henderson and Gin S. Malhi},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  volume={134 2-3},
BACKGROUND A deficit in Theory of mind (ToM) or 'mentalizing' has been purported to underlie the poor social functioning seen in patients with schizophrenia. To understand the neural basis of this deficit studies have primarily used tasks requiring 'off-line' or explicit mentalizing but, in daily life, successful social interactions depend upon implicit or 'on-line' mentalizing. Therefore in the present study we used functional neuroimaging and a task that elicits 'on-line' mentalizing to… CONTINUE READING
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