Latent inhibition deficits in high-schizotypal normals: Symptom-specific or anxiety-related?

H. Braunstein-Bercovitz, T. Rammsayer, H. Gibbons, R. E. Lubow

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Latent inhibition (LI) is the phenomenon in which subjects who have repeatedly experienced an irrelevant stimulus perform more poorly on a new learning task with that stimulus than with a novel stimulus, presumably because of a decline in stimulus-specific attention. The present article reviews the literature on LI deficits in high-schizotypal normal subjects and schizophrenic patients. Although LI-deficits have been thought to be specific to these groups, evidence is presented that the effects may be related to the anxiety components of high-schizotypality and related pathologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-121
Number of pages13
JournalSchizophrenia Research
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002


  • Anxiety
  • Attention
  • Latent inhibition
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizotypal


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