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Self-regulation of electrocortical activity in schizophrenia and schizotypy: a review

Gruzelier, John. 2000. Self-regulation of electrocortical activity in schizophrenia and schizotypy: a review. EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Journal, 31(1), pp. 23-29. ISSN 1550-0594 [Article]

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Contrary to the belief that schizophrenic patients will be unable to learn self control of electrocortical activity due to attentional and motivational deficits, the two studies which have investigated this, both involving operant conditioning of slow cortical potentials, have demonstrated that self regulation can take place. This was particularly true of a study of interhemispheric control. Learning difficulties were found to be more to do with sustaining motivation towards the end of sessions or training programs, rather than in initial learning. Schizotypical features in the normal population have in the case of anhedonia been associated with slower learning, while withdrawn introversion has been associated with faster learning. In view of the affirmative evidence and advances in understanding the functional significance of electroencephalographic (EEG) rhythms, the undertaking of therepeutic regimens with electrocortical operant conditioning is warranted in the schizophrenia spectrum.

Item Type:

Article

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
January 2000Published

Item ID:

5269

Date Deposited:

16 Mar 2011 12:00

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 15:27

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5269

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