Amusia and cognitive deficits in schizophrenia

Is there a relationship?

Yi Wen, Xueqing Nie, Daxing Wu*, Hong Liu, Pin Zhang, Xuejing Lu

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    The current study explored the music perception ability of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and its relationship with other cognitive abilities and psychotic symptom severity. The persons with schizophrenia performed significantly worse than the control group on the Montreal Battery of Evaluation of Amusia (MBEA) (p<. 0.001). The music perception ability of persons with schizophrenia was related to other cognitive abilities (attention, verbal memory, spatial memory, and executive function) and the severity of psychotic symptoms.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)60-62
    Number of pages3
    JournalSchizophrenia Research
    Issue number1-3
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014

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