PMCCPMCCPMCC

Search tips
Search criteria 

Advanced

 
Logo of ijpsychHomeCurrent issueInstructionsSubmit article
 
Indian J Psychiatry. 2002 Jan-Mar; 44(1): 47–52.
PMCID: PMC2953654

PATTERN PERFORMANCE OF SCHIZOPHRENIC PATIENTS ON LURIA-NEBRASKA NEURO-PSYCHOLOGICAL BATTERY

Abstract

Luria-Nebraska Neuro-psychological Battery, is now an established tool to assess brain damage in recent years. This test battery has been reported to be very useful to find out functional organization of the brain. The biological basis of psychiatry is also now well explained. The present study is directed towards the neuro-psychological functioning of schizophrenic disorder, and the findings are discussed in the light of biological researches. The pattern of performance of schizophrenia on Luria-Nebraska Neuro-psychological battery is indicating the possibility of combined cerebral dysfunction, more towards left hemisphere functions. No single localization was found responsible for this illness. Limitations of present study, and need for well organized further research is indicated using advance technology of brain imaging techniques and neuro-psychological profile of brain functioning, would be helpful for the rehabilitation purposes and to understand the illness better.

Keywords: Neuro-psychology, schizophrenia, Luria-Nebraska Battery

Full Text

The Full Text of this article is available as a PDF (214K).

Selected References

These references are in PubMed. This may not be the complete list of references from this article.
  • Andreasen NC. The role of the thalamus in schizophrenia. Can J Psychiatry. 1997 Feb;42(1):27–33. [PubMed]
  • Bogerts B, Ashtari M, Degreef G, Alvir JM, Bilder RM, Lieberman JA. Reduced temporal limbic structure volumes on magnetic resonance images in first episode schizophrenia. Psychiatry Res. 1990 Apr;35(1):1–13. [PubMed]
  • Bogerts B. The temporolimbic system theory of positive schizophrenic symptoms. Schizophr Bull. 1997;23(3):423–435. [PubMed]
  • Crow TJ. Temporal lobe asymmetries as the key to the etiology of schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull. 1990;16(3):433–443. [PubMed]
  • Crow TJ. Schizophrenia as failure of hemispheric dominance for language. Trends Neurosci. 1997 Aug;20(8):339–343. [PubMed]
  • Golden CJ, Moses JA, Jr, Zelazowski R, Graber B, Zatz LM, Horvath TB, Berger PA. Cerebral ventricular size and neuropsychological impairment in young chronic schizophrenics. Measurement by the standardized Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1980 Jun;37(6):619–623. [PubMed]
  • Gur RE, Pearlson GD. Neuroimaging in schizophrenia research. Schizophr Bull. 1993;19(2):337–353. [PubMed]
  • Lawrie SM, Ingle GT, Santosh CG, Rogers AC, Rimmington JE, Naidu KP, Best JJ, O'Carroll R e, Goodwin GM, Ebmeier KP, et al. Magnetic resonance imaging and single photon emission tomography in treatment-responsive and treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Br J Psychiatry. 1995 Aug;167(2):202–210. [PubMed]
  • Moses JA., Jr Schizophrenic subgroups with normal and abnormal cognitive functioning on the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery. Int J Neurosci. 1983 Oct;21(1-2):129–135. [PubMed]
  • Raz S, Raz N. Structural brain abnormalities in the major psychoses: a quantitative review of the evidence from computerized imaging. Psychol Bull. 1990 Jul;108(1):93–108. [PubMed]
  • Sabri O, Erkwoh R, Schreckenberger M, Owega A, Sass H, Buell U. Correlation of positive symptoms exclusively to hyperperfusion or hypoperfusion of cerebral cortex in never-treated schizophrenics. Lancet. 1997 Jun 14;349(9067):1735–1739. [PubMed]

Articles from Indian Journal of Psychiatry are provided here courtesy of Medknow Publications