Using saccade tasks as a tool to analyze executive dysfunctions in schizophrenia.

  title={Using saccade tasks as a tool to analyze executive dysfunctions in schizophrenia.},
  author={Benedikt Reuter and Norbert Kathmann},
  journal={Acta psychologica},
  volume={115 2-3},
Executive dysfunctions can be frequently observed in schizophrenia. They are more persistent than psychotic symptoms and are assumed to contribute to a variety of clinical signs of the disease. However, the cognitive mechanisms underlying dysexecutive behaviors are not yet understood. The aim of this article is to demonstrate how saccade tasks can be used to analyze the mechanisms involved in the dysexecutive syndrome of schizophrenic patients. There are numerous reports showing that… CONTINUE READING

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