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25 May 2011

Schizophrenics can't read social cues

Understanding the actions of other people can be difficult for those with schizophrenia.

Understanding the actions of other people can be difficult for those with schizophrenia. Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered that impairments in a brain area involved in the perception of social stimuli may be partly responsible for this difficulty.

In findings published in the journal PLoS ONE, the researchers found that a particular brain area, the posterior superior temporal sulcus or STS, appears to be implicated in this deficit.

 
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