Vigilance in schizophrenia and its disruption by impaired pre-attentive selection: a dysintegration hypothesis.

@article{Pigache1999VigilanceIS,
  title={Vigilance in schizophrenia and its disruption by impaired pre-attentive selection: a dysintegration hypothesis.},
  author={R M Pigache},
  journal={Cognitive neuropsychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={119-44}
}
INTRODUCTION The study determined, simultaneously, whether major deficits of schizophrenia (sustained and selective attention, slow information processing, slow motor responding) are independent or related to each other. METHODS An auditory vigilance task (Pigache Attention Task, PAT) required a button-press to targets during four 5-minute subtests (slow diotic, fast diotic, slow dichotic, fast dichotic, analogous to four versions of the continuous performance test). Twenty schizophrenics on… CONTINUE READING