Working memory functioning in schizophrenia patients and their first-degree relatives: cognitive functioning shedding light on etiology

@article{Conklin2005WorkingMF,
  title={Working memory functioning in schizophrenia patients and their first-degree relatives: cognitive functioning shedding light on etiology},
  author={Heather M Conklin and Clayton E. Curtis and Monica E. Calkins and William G. Iacono},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={43},
  pages={930-942}
}
There is accumulating evidence for involvement of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. A primary function supported by the PFC is working memory (WM). Findings from WM studies in schizophrenia can provide insight into the nature of clinical symptoms and cognitive deficits associated with this disorder, as well as begin to suggest areas of underlying neuropathology. To date, studies have not adequately investigated different WM domains (e.g., verbal, spatial, or… CONTINUE READING

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