Visual scanning deficits in schizophrenia and their relationship to executive functioning impairment.

@article{Minassian2005VisualSD,
  title={Visual scanning deficits in schizophrenia and their relationship to executive functioning impairment.},
  author={Arpi L Minassian and Eric L. Granholm and Steven P. Verney and William Perry},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2005},
  volume={74 1},
  pages={69-79}
}
Abnormal visual scanning of faces, objects, and line drawings has been observed in patients with schizophrenia and is thought to reflect neurocognitive impairment. In this study, a simultaneous measurement approach was used to assess whether schizophrenia patients demonstrate restricted visual scanning when confronted with a complex problem-solving stimulus, and whether visual scanning deficits are predictive of inflexible thinking. Thirty-eight schizophrenia patients and 30 comparison… CONTINUE READING