Neurophysiology

There are two aspects of sensorimotor functioning in schizophrenia relevant to the study of its neurobiology. First, evoked potentials (electrical activity in the brain measured after a brief sensory stimulus) are altered. In particular, the P300 component is reduced and delayed in response to auditory and visual stimuli, indicative of impaired sensory processing and further implicating the temporal lobes in the pathophysiology of the disorder. (!3) Second, there is a high rate of eye movement abnormalities in schizophrenia,(!4) especially affecting smooth pursuit tracking, suggestive of impairment in the neural pathways subserving oculomotor control.

Funny Wiring Autism

Funny Wiring Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.

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