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Impairments in Brain’s White Matter Linked to Core Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia

Brain’s White Matter Linked to Core Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia

Some of the core cognitive problems that affect people with schizophrenia, such as reduced information processing speed and impaired working memory, are associated with alterations in the brain’s connective “white matter” tissues, according to a study published September 2017 in JAMA Psychiatry.