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SCHIZOPHRENIA AND COGNITION
  1. Eileen Joyce

Abstract

Cognitive impairment is generally considered and important facet of the schizophrenia syndrome but how fundamental is it? This presentation will argue that there is a limited general resource in schizophrenia that constrains the performance of a wide range of specific cognitive functions and underlies the development of psychotic symptoms as well as determining functional outcome. The possible neurobiological underpinnings will be discussed.

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