Reduced implicit and explicit sequence learning in first-episode schizophrenia

  title={Reduced implicit and explicit sequence learning in first-episode schizophrenia},
  author={Anya Pedersen and Ansgar Siegmund and Patricia Ohrmann and Fred Rist and Matthias Rothermundt and Thomas Suslow and Volker Arolt},
A high prevalence of deficits in explicit learning has been reported for schizophrenic patients, but it is less clear whether these patients are impaired in implicit learning. Deficits in implicit learning indicative of a fronto-striatal dysfunction have been reported using a serial reaction-time task (SRT), but the impact of typical neuroleptic medication and chronicity remains controversial. The present study compared 37 patients with first-episode schizophrenia treated with atypical… CONTINUE READING
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