Eye Movements May Flag Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia

Source: Medscape

Eye-movement abnormalities may flag specific types of cognitive impairment in schizophrenia patients, new research shows, according to a Medscape report.

A multicenter study found that scanpath length and matrix reasoning were more strongly correlated in patients with schizophrenia than in healthy persons. Matrix reasoning scores are a measure of spatial organization.

“We found a significant association between eye-movement-based measures of visual exploration and cognitive scores requiring visual search in subjects with schizophrenia,” Ryota Hashimoto, MD, PhD, of the Japanese National Institute of Mental Health in Tokyo, told Medscape Medical News.

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