Examining Emotion Recognition in Schizotypy via ERPs


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Examining Emotion Recognition in Schizotypy via ERPs
Key words: Schizotypy; Emotion; Facial Recognition; ERP; PsychometricsAbstract
Schizotypy is characterized by symptoms and traits that closely resemble schizophrenia albeit in a diminished capacity. Nevertheless, individuals who display these traits and experience these symptoms often progress to a diagnosis of schizophrenia. That is, schizotypy is often seen as a precursor to schizophrenia. As a result, early detection of schizotypy may allow individuals diagnosed with this disorder to seek pharmacological or psychological interventions aimed at reducing this transition. Ultimately, any valid diagnosis of a disorder lies in the proper assessment of that disorder. Although the...
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.....atry 2007; 1: 177–182 doi:10.1111/j.1751-7893.2007.00023.x
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Table 1. Descriptive statistics and inferential statistics for measures of facial affect recognition scores for high- (n = 12) and low- (n = 11) schizotypy scorers
High-schizotypy Low-Schizotypy Inferential Statistics
M SD M SD t d.f. P
-3.99 1.58 -5.91 2.21 2.41 21 .025
Figure 1. Mean N250 ERP Amplitude Scores