Selective impairment of global motion integration, but not global form detection, in schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder

Daniel Bennett, Amy Dluzniak, Simon J Cropper, Timea Partos, Suresh Sundram, Olivia Carter

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Recent evidence suggests that schizophrenia is associated with impaired processing of global visual motion, but intact processing of global visual form. This project assessed whether preserved visual form detection in schizophrenia extended beyond low-level pattern discrimination to a naturalistic form-detection task. We assessed both naturalistic form detection and global motion detection in individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorder, bipolar affective disorder, and healthy controls. Individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorder and bipolar affective disorder were impaired relative to healthy controls on the global motion task, but not the naturalistic form-detection task. Results indicate that preservation of visual form detection in these disorders extends beyond configural forms to naturalistic object processing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalSchizophrenia Research: Cognition
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016


  • Bipolar affective disorder
  • Faces
  • Form detection
  • Psychophysics
  • Schizophrenia
  • Vision

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