Perceptual organization impairment in schizophrenia and associated brain mechanisms: review of research from 2005 to 2010.

  title={Perceptual organization impairment in schizophrenia and associated brain mechanisms: review of research from 2005 to 2010.},
  author={Steven M. Silverstein and Brian P. Keane},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  volume={37 4},
Perceptual organization (PO) refers to the processes by which visual information is structured into coherent patterns such as groups, contours, perceptual wholes, and object representations. Impairments in PO have been demonstrated in schizophrenia since the 1960s and have been linked to several illness-related factors including poor premorbid functioning, poor prognosis, and disorganized symptoms. This literature was last reviewed in 2005. Since then, electrophysiological… 

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