A review of abnormalities in the perception of visual illusions in schizophrenia

King, Daniel J., Hodgekins, Joanne, Chouinard, Philippe A., Chouinard, Virginie-Anne and Sperandio, Irene (2017) A review of abnormalities in the perception of visual illusions in schizophrenia. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 24 (3). 734–751. ISSN 1069-9384

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    Abstract

    Specific abnormalities of vision in schizophrenia have been observed to affect high-level and some low-level integration mechanisms, suggesting that people with schizophrenia may experience anomalies across different stages in the visual system affecting either early or late processing or both. Here, we review the research into visual illusion perception in schizophrenia and the issues which previous research has faced. One general finding that emerged from the literature is that those with schizophrenia are mostly immune to the effects of high-level illusory displays, but this effect is not consistent across all low-level illusions. The present review suggests that this resistance is due to the weakening of top–down perceptual mechanisms and may be relevant to the understanding of symptoms of visual distortion rather than hallucinations as previously thought.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2016. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: schizophrenia,visual illusions,low-level vision,high-level vision
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
    Depositing User: Pure Connector
    Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2016 15:00
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 11:34
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/60624
    DOI: 10.3758/s13423-016-1168-5

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