Semantic priming in schizophrenia
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Arts
An investigation of associative and direct priming effects of 17 schizophrenics and 17 non-hospitalized normal controls, was carried out using a reading latency task. Assessment of capacity of short-term memory using activation spread was also investigated. Subjects were presented with word lists in a variety of lag conditions and with two kinds of fillers, (i.e. words and digits). Results showed that schizophrenics evidence normal priming effects and their short-term memory capacity is the same as normals.