Extraversion degrades performance on the antisaccade task

Nguyen, H. N., Mattingley, Jason and Abel, L. A. (2008) Extraversion degrades performance on the antisaccade task. Brain Research, 1231 81-85. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2008.07.054

Author Nguyen, H. N.
Mattingley, Jason
Abel, L. A.
Title Extraversion degrades performance on the antisaccade task
Journal name Brain Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0006-8993
Publication date 2008-07-25
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.brainres.2008.07.054
Open Access Status
Volume 1231
Start page 81
End page 85
Total pages 5
Editor Bloom, Floyd E.
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Language eng
Subject C1
170101 Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Abstract Previous studies have suggested that baseline and task-related activity within the prefrontal cortex varies with the degree of extraversion; we examined whether this trait influenced performance on the antisaccade task, a measure commonly used in psychiatric and neurological disorders. Extraversion was assessed in young normal subjects using the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire-Revised Short-scale. Highly extraverted and highly introverted subjects' antisaccade errors and latencies were evaluated. Extraversion was associated with significantly more errors but did not influence the latency of either correct or erroneous responses. This effect on error rate but not latency is similar to that seen in schizotypal personality disorder, whereas normal ageing, as well as schizophrenia and attention deficit–hyperactivity disorder, increase errors and also delay saccade onset. This is the first study in a young, non-clinical population to show an influence of a normal personality dimension on an ocular motor measure.
Keyword Saccade
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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