An on-line investigation of lexical ambiguity processing in schizophrenia

Copland, D, Chenery, H, Savage, G and McGrath, J (2002) An on-line investigation of lexical ambiguity processing in schizophrenia. Brain And Cognition, 48 2-3: 324-327. doi:10.1006/brcg.2001.1370

Author Copland, D
Chenery, H
Savage, G
McGrath, J
Title An on-line investigation of lexical ambiguity processing in schizophrenia
Journal name Brain And Cognition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0278-2626
Publication date 2002-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1006/brcg.2001.1370
Open Access Status
Volume 48
Issue 2-3
Start page 324
End page 327
Total pages 4
Place of publication United States
Publisher Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science
Language eng
Subject C1
321021 Psychiatry
321204 Mental Health
730211 Mental health
Abstract The processing of lexical ambiguity in context was investigated in eight individuals with schizophrenia and a matched control group. Participants made speeded lexical decisions on the third word in auditory word triplets representing concordant (coin-bank-money), discordant (river-bank-money). neutral (day-bank-money), and unrelated (river-day-money) conditions. When the interstimulus interval (ISI) between the words was 100 ms. individuals with schizophrenia demonstrated priming consistent with selective. context-based lexical activation. At 1250 ms ISI a pattern of nonselective meaning facilitation was obtained. These results suggest an attentional breakdown in the sustained inhibition of meanings on the basis of lexical context. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science (USA).
Keyword Neurosciences
Psychology, Experimental
Q-Index Code C1

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