Alpha phase locking predicts residual working memory performance in schizophrenia

Corinna Haenschel, David E Linden, Robert A Bittner, Wolf Singer, Simon Hanslmayr

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Working memory (WM) deficits are a core feature of schizophrenia. Recent electrophysiological evidence indicates that the brain systems for visual encoding are especially impaired. However, patients still achieve performance levels clearly above chance, which indicates the existence of residual mechanisms supporting WM encoding. The present study presents evidence that alpha phase locking of the electroencephalogram is a marker for such residual cognitive mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-8
Number of pages4
JournalBiological Psychiatry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010

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Copyright © 2010 Society of Biological Psychiatry. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


  • Alpha Rhythm
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Brain Mapping
  • Discrimination (Psychology)
  • Electroencephalography
  • Humans
  • Memory Disorders
  • Memory, Short-Term
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Reaction Time
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenic Psychology
  • Time Factors


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