Reading affected in schizophrenia

Researchers compared 20 schizophrenia outpatients and 16 non-psychiatric participants. 

Participants with schizophrenia read more slowly, had smaller eye movements, spent more time processing individual words, and spent more time re-reading. They were also less efficient at processing upcoming words to facilitate reading.

Eye movement measures provide clear objective indicators of how hard people are working as they read, unlike previous studies that used single-word reading tests, researchers said.

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