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Semantic Memory Impairments in Schizophrenia

 

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This doctoral thesis attempts to clarify and further knowledge of the semantic memory impairments in schizophrenia. Methodology includes a comprehensive meta-analysis of relevant literature and a number of empirical studies enlisting people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer''s Dementia and Acquired Brain Injury as control populations. The thesis argues that the semantic memory and categorisation deficits in schizophrenia are task- specific, once the effects of IQ are controlled for. Impairments are not likely to be due to a loss of semantic knowledge or a dysexecutive syndrome but may be caused by an aberrant assignment of salience to semantic concepts/ associations that are less contextually relevant. The implications in terms of symptoms and phenomenology are discussed.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC28457
AuthorOlivia Doughty
LanguageEnglish
BindingPaperback
Number of Pages220
Publishing Year2010-05-07T00:00:00.000
ISBN978-3838377735
Edition1 st
Book TypePsychology
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
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Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-07-29 00:00:00
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