The construct of attention in schizophrenia.

  title={The construct of attention in schizophrenia.},
  author={Steven J. Luck and James M. Gold},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  volume={64 1},
Schizophrenia is widely thought to involve deficits of attention. However, the term "attention" can be defined so broadly that impaired performance on virtually any task could be construed as evidence for a deficit in attention, and this has slowed cumulative progress in understanding attention deficits in schizophrenia. To address this problem, we divide the general concept of attention into two distinct constructs: input selection, the selection of task-relevant inputs for further processing… CONTINUE READING

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