Understanding Minds and Understanding Communicated Meanings in Schizophrenia

@inproceedings{Langdon2002UnderstandingMA,
  title={Understanding Minds and Understanding Communicated Meanings in Schizophrenia},
  author={Robyn Langdon and Martin Davies and Max Coltheart},
  year={2002}
}
The work reported in this paper investigated the putative functional dependence of pragmatic language skills on general mind-reading capacity by testing theory-of-mind abilities and understanding of non-literal speech in patients with schizophrenia and in healthy controls. Patients showed difficulties with inferring mental states on a false-belief picture-sequencing task and with understanding metaphors and irony on a story-comprehension task. These difficulties were independent of low verbal… CONTINUE READING

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