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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 72-76

Eye Movements and Schizophrenia


1 Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore - 560 029, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore - 560 029, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore - 560 029, India

Correspondence Address:
Ram Sharan
Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore - 560 029
India
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Smooth pursuit eye movements (SPEM) has been reported to be abnormal in schizophrenic patients. 30 schizophrenic patients and 15 normal subjects were examined for the quality of their smooth pursuit performance. 73.33% of the schizophrenics and 40% of the normal subjects had 'impaired' pursuit performance. The significance of the findings has been discussed.



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