The pupillary response as a potential indicator of vulnerability to schizophrenia

S. R. Steinhauer, G. Hakerem, B. J. Spring

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Abstract

This study deals with pupillary activity in psychiatric patients. It is part of a larger project investigating vulnerability to schizophrenia. The approach consists of a search for performance characteristics and physiological measures that would identify subjects at risk for schizophrenia. The findings of this study to date indicate that monitoring of the pupillary response and evoked potential under conditions of certainty and uncertainty, particularly with respect to auditory stimuli, can provide an indication of impaired functioning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-45
Number of pages2
JournalPsychopharmacology bulletin
Volume15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1979

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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