Visual scanning of faces correlates with schizophrenia symptomatology

  title={Visual scanning of faces correlates with schizophrenia symptomatology},
  author={R. Rosse and B. Schwartz and S. Johri and S. Deutsch},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry},
  • R. Rosse, B. Schwartz, +1 author S. Deutsch
  • Published 1998
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry
  • 1. The purpose of this study was to examine whether quantitative measures of visual scanning of faces correlated with the severity of symptoms in patients with schizophrenia. 2. Preattentive visual fixations (fixations less than or equal to 50.1 ms in duration) were measured while 16 subjects with chronic schizophrenia and 38 comparison subjects scanned slides of human faces. 3. A significant inverse correlation was found between the number of preattentive fixations exhibited during 10 seconds… CONTINUE READING
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