European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience

, Volume 245, Issue 2, pp 125–126

Smooth-pursuit eye-movement dysfunction and motor control in schizophrenia: A follow-up study

  • R. Schlenker
  • R. Cohen
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/BF02190739

Cite this article as:
Schlenker, R. & Cohen, R. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Nuerosci (1995) 245: 125. doi:10.1007/BF02190739


Smooth-pursuit eye-tracking data of 63 schizophrenic patients and 52 normal controls are presented and compared with data collected on the same subjects 2 years earlier. Despite considerable clinical stabilization of the patients the overall eye-tracking performance did not improve. Intrasubject stability over 2 years was moderate. Eye-tracking impairment was significantly correlated with number of psychomotor soft signs and with number of errors in an antisaccade task. The correlations indicate that impairment of smooth-purisuit eye movements is likely to be a consequence of deficient motor control.

Key words

SchizophreniaEye trackingTemporal otabilityAntisaccadesPsychomotor soft signs

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© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Schlenker
    • 1
  • R. Cohen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of KonstanzKonstanzGermany