Face classification in schizophrenia: Evidence for a sensitivity to distinctiveness

Johnston, Robert A. and Tomlinson, Eleanor K. and Jones, Christopher R. and Weaden, Alan (2009) Face classification in schizophrenia: Evidence for a sensitivity to distinctiveness. Perception, 38 (5). pp. 702-707. ISSN 0301-0066. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The face-processing skills of people with schizophrenia were compared with those of a group of unimpaired individuals. Participants were asked to make speeded face-classification decisions to faces previously rated as being typical or distinctive. The schizophrenic group responded more slowly than the unimpaired group; however, both groups demonstrated the customary sensitivity to the distinctiveness of the face stimuli. Face-classification latencies made to typical faces were shorter than those made to distinctive faces. The implication of this finding with the schizophrenic group is discussed with reference to accounts of face-processing deficits attributed to these individuals.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Depositing User: Robert Johnston
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2009 12:50
Last Modified: 01 May 2014 14:24
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23154 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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