Persons with Schizophrenia

The goal of this project was to evaluate the neurological response to a comprehensive battery of stimuli in different populations, including healthy adults and individuals with schizophrenia. We proposed a comprehensive protocol by combining two existing methodologies for monitoring neural activity — magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) — with a battery of neuropsychological tasks which measure performance on a wide range of cognitive function. This study will provide a critical understanding of brain-behavior relationships across a variety of cognitive domains. Beyond the immediate benefit of increasing our knowledge of the neural substrates that mediate crucial day-to- day functions, the results of this study can serve as a benchmark for charting the progress of neurological disease and for evaluating the efficacy of interventions across a variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders