INSTITUTO ROSARIO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN CIENCIAS DE LA EDUCACION
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Contextual impairments in schizophrenia and the FN400
LUCÍA AMORUSO; JUAN CARDONA; MARGHERITA MELLONI; LUCAS SEDEÑO; AGUSTÍN IBÁÑEZ
FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE
FRONTIERS RES FOUND
Año: 2012 vol. 6 p. 1 - 1
A commentary on ERP investigation of study-test background mismatch during face recognition in schizophrenia by Guillaume et al. (2012). Schizophr Res. 134(1):101-9 Our brains are good at extracting and proccessing social contextual cues. Ongoing information is rapidly linked to memory traces of previous experiences, allowing us to generate predictions which help us interpret daily situations. These predictions are a core aspect of human cognition as long as they make social behaviors more effcient. Current evidence, however, suggests that schizophrenia patients are less able to benefit from context and, consequently, social impairments are commonly observed in this complex disorder.