Individual Differences in Cerebral Lateralization: Homeostatic Brain Functions of Schizophrenics

  • Michael Miran
  • Esta Miran
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 130)


One of the typical experiences of a psychiatrist or psychologist interviewing a schizophrenic patient is the feeling that if they asked the right question, they would get a coherent answer. Yet each new question produces a tangent, a circumstantial response, and a fragmented piece of fictious perception with the gestalt never completed. After a while the clinician finds elements of an underlying theme. This elusive and inconclusive search for the right question and answer is typical of our scientific study of schizophrenia. Each new study and theory gives us yet another fragment in our search for understanding and ultimately for better treatment methods.


Negative Symptom Schizophrenic Patient Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Biological Psychiatry Neuropsychological Deficit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Miran
    • 1
  • Esta Miran
    • 1
  1. 1.Strong Memorial HospitalUniversity of Rochester Medical SchoolRochesterUSA

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