Smooth pursuit eye movements, schizophrenia, and distraction

R. B. Lipton, L. A. Frost, P. S. Holzman

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This study tested whether smooth pursuit eye-movement dysfunctions, prevalent in a large percentage of schizophrenic patients, are distinguishable from impaired pursuit induced in normals by a distracting task. Results showed clear qualitative and quantitative distinctions between records of 23 distracted normals and those of 15 schizophrenics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-167
Number of pages9
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems


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