Schizophrenia

The presence of visual processing impairment is well established in schizophrenia, increased evidence for etiologic and functional significance. There is an emerging evidence proposing that visual processing is driven by top-down modulation involving prior experience is state-linked because processing that reflects primarily bottom-up influences is stable across clinical state. Unfortunately, there is no proper documentation of visual processes studied in schizophrenia.

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The primary question addressed was whether high and low spatial frequency processing abilities change as schizophrenia patients move from the acute to stabilization of their condition. There was a trend indicating that patients were sensitive to change in spatial frequency arrangement of facial stimuli.

Reference
Lecomte, T., Corbière, M., Simard, S., & Leclerc, C. (2014). Merging Evidence-Based Psychosocial Interventions in Schizophrenia. Behavioral Sciences (2076-328X), 4(4), 437-447. doi:10.3390/bs4040437

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