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A Virtual Reality Investigation Of Spontaneous Navigation Strategies And Spatial Memory Performance In Schizophrenia

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posted on 22.05.2021, 13:11 by Leanne K. Wilkins
There is strong evidence that schizophrenia (SCZ) patients perform poorly on spatial memory tasks. We investigated whether these deficits were associated with subdivisions of spatial memory (locale/cognitive map and taxon/response) or whether these deficits represented a general cognitive decline. This study investigated the types of spontaneous navigation strategies used by individuals living with SCZ to solve the 4 on 8 task. It was predicted that SCZ participants who spontaneously chose a spatial strategy would have the longest latencies and make the most errors. Four of five measures of latency and errors produced a medium magnitude effect size (

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Language

eng

Degree

Master of Arts

Program

Psychology

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

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