This study reports evidence that schizophrenia patients are significantly impaired in both spatial and object (shape) working memory. A 3-s delay between exposure and recall of targets was used and Bayesian item-response theory was applied to compensate for the tasks' differential difficulty while simultaneously taking account of missing data from participant attrition. Weaker evidence was found that in schizophrenia both domains are equally impaired on average, that spatial and object working memory appear to be more highly correlated with each other in the schizophrenia population than in the normal population, and that schizophrenia patients show greater variability in spatial than object working memory performance.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Abnormal Psychology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Biological Psychiatry