Disengagement of attention in schizophrenia

Milton E. Strauss, Tatjana Novakovic, Allen Y. Tien, Frederick Bylsma, Godfrey D. Pearlson

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    We compared covert shift of visual attention in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, both in states of remission, to normal controls to examine the persistence of lateralized attentional deficits into nonpsychotic states. Although patients were slower in all conditions than normals, there was no difference in pattern of attentional shift among the groups. This suggests that the left-hemisphere deficit in shift of covert attention in schizophrenia may be limited to periods of florid illness.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)139-146
    Number of pages8
    JournalPsychiatry research
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - May 1991


    • Psychosis
    • cognition
    • laterality
    • reaction time

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Psychiatry and Mental health
    • Biological Psychiatry


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