Reduced prefrontal cortex activation using the Trail Making Test in schizophrenia

@inproceedings{Fujiki2013ReducedPC,
  title={Reduced prefrontal cortex activation using the Trail Making Test in schizophrenia},
  author={Ryo Fujiki and Kiichiro Morita and Mamoru Sato and Yuji Kamada and Yusuke Kato and Masayuki Inoue and Yoshihisa Shoji and Naohisa Uchimura},
  booktitle={Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment},
  year={2013}
}
Schizophrenia has been associated with a deficit of the prefrontal cortex, which is involved in attention, executive processes, and working memory. The Trail Making Test (TMT) is administered in two parts, TMT-A and TMT-B. It is suggested that the difference in performance between part A and part B reflects executive processes. In this study, we compared the characteristics of hemodynamic changes during TMT tasks between 14 outpatients with schizophrenia and 14 age- and gender-matched healthy… CONTINUE READING

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