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Dopamine and impairment at the executive level.

Crawford, Trevor J. and Broerse, Annelies and den Boer, Jans A. (1999) Dopamine and impairment at the executive level. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22 (4). pp. 678-679. ISSN 0140-525X

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    Abstract

    Patients with schizophrenia have an impairment in the inhibition of reflexive saccades, as a consequence of a functional impairment of the prefrontal cortex, which has not yet been encapsulated in terms of a formal model. A number of novel and testable hypotheses can be generated from the framework proposed by Findlay & Walker that will stimulate further research. Their framework therefore marks an important step in the development of a comprehensive functional model of saccadic eye movements. Further advances will be assisted by (1) a recognition of important distinctions in the executive control of volitional saccades and (2) addressing the capacity for cross-model integration of spatial information in the generation of the spatial properties of saccadic eye movements.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
    Additional Information: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=BBS The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22 (4), pp 678-679 1999, © 1999 Cambridge University Press.
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
    ID Code: 18884
    Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
    Deposited On: 05 Nov 2008 14:26
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:22
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/18884

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