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Semantic clustering in verbal fluency: schizophrenic patients versus control participants

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Background: Schizophrenic patients generate fewer words than healthy controls during verbal fluency tasks. The structure of output may explain why patients generate fewer exemplars. Methods: Twenty-four healthy controls and 24 patients with schizophrenia participated in six, 3 min semantic fluency tasks. In a subsequent session, participants were given cards, each printed with one of their own words generated from previous fluency tasks. Participants were to sort the cards into categories (e....

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Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S0033291702005597

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"National Institute of Mental Health/ National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA"
Department:
Clinical Brain Disorders Branch
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"National Institute of Mental Health/ National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA"
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Clinical Brain Disorders Branch
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Neuropsychology Unit
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Neurology
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Institution:
"National Institute of Mental Health/ National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA"
Department:
Clinical Brain Disorders Branch
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Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Psychological Medicine Journal website
Volume:
32
Issue:
5
Pages:
909-917
Publication date:
2002-07-05
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1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
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uuid:e7dde822-30d4-46d5-bfb8-db44b8642521
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ora:2435

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