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Proneness to psychosis and selection of objects of visual attention: individual differences in visual marking

Mason, OJ; Booth, H; Olivers, C; (2004) Proneness to psychosis and selection of objects of visual attention: individual differences in visual marking. PERS INDIV DIFFER , 36 (8) 1771 - 1779. 10.1016/j.paid.2003.07.015.

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Abstract

Deficits in early visual attention and perceptual organisation have frequently been shown to associate with both poor pre-morbid schizophrenia and those at a greater putative risk of psychosis. The nature of the deficit is unclear. The present study investigated the relationship between speed of visual marking and proneness to psychosis. 20 males and 20 females completed several tasks assessing speed of selection and deselection of visual objects. As predicted, negative schizotypy was associated with poorer marking in males, but socially desirable responding potentially confounded this result. In addition, impulsive non-conformity swas associated with poorer visual marking, more prominently in females. These results are discussed in relation to possible mechanisms by which psychosis-proneness and impulsivity may restrict the top-down influences operating on early visual attention. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Type: Article
Title: Proneness to psychosis and selection of objects of visual attention: individual differences in visual marking
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2003.07.015
Keywords: psychosis-proneness, impulsivity, visual attention, PERCEPTUAL ORGANIZATION, SUSTAINED ATTENTION, SCHIZOPHRENIA, SCHIZOTYPY, DYSFUNCTION, INHIBITION
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/54325
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