Eye-Tracking Patterns in Schizophrenia

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Science  13 Jul 1973:
Vol. 181, Issue 4095, pp. 179-181
DOI: 10.1126/science.181.4095.179


A significant number of schizophrenic patients show patterns of smooth pursuit eye-tracking patterns that differ strikingly from the generally smooth eye-tracking seen in normals and in nonschizophrenic patients. These deviations are probably referable not only to motivational or attentional factors, but also to oculomotor involvement that may have a critical relevance for perceptual dysfunction in schizophrenia.

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