The auditory and visual attentional blink in Schizophrenia

Authors

  • Elzbieta B. Slawinski Dept. of Psychology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. N.W., Calgary, Alta. T2N 1N4, Canada
  • Kim M. Goddard Dept. of Psychology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. N.W., Calgary, Alta. T2N 1N4, Canada
  • Peter J. Wass Dept. of Psychology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. N.W., Calgary, Alta. T2N 1N4, Canada

Keywords:

Audition, Brain, Cognitive systems, Diseases, Psychophysiology, Vision, Attentional dysfunction, Auditory, Schizophrenia, Visual attentional blink

Abstract

Individuals with schizophrenia demonstrated a reduced ability to discriminate two-but not one-target(s) in a stream of distractors, independent of modality. These findings extend the previous research of visual-spatial attention deficits by demonstrating similar impairments in the temporal domain, providing the task at hand was cognitively demanding. To the extent that functional consequences can be extrapolated from the experimental studies, then the finding of deficits in the temporal allocation of attention likely have implications for those everyday activities.

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Published

2003-09-01

How to Cite

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Slawinski EB, Goddard KM, Wass PJ. The auditory and visual attentional blink in Schizophrenia. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2003 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 20];31(3):100-1. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1570

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada