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Auditory signal detectability and facilitation of simple reaction time in psychiatric patients and non-patients1

  • Gerard E. Bruder (a1), Samuel Sutton (a1), Harvey Babkoff (a1), Barry J. Gurland (a1), Allan Yozawitz (a1) and Joseph L. Fleiss (a1)...

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Patients diagnosed on the basis of structured interviews as having affective psychoses were less sensitive in detecting the presence of a transient auditory signal than were schizophrenic patients or non-patients. Patients with affective psychoses also benefited more (their reaction time was more reduced) than the other two groups from the presence of a second auditory transient.

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