Is black always the opposite of white? The comprehension of antonyms in schizophrenia and in healthy participants

Cristina Cacciari, Francesca Pesciarelli, Tania Gamberoni, Fabio Ferlazzo
2015 The European Network on Word Structure  
In this study, we tested the online comprehension of antonyms in 39 Italian patients with paranoid schizophrenia and in an equal number of pairwise-matched healthy controls. Patients were rather accurate in identifying antonyms, but compared to controls, they showed longer response times and higher priming scores, suggesting an exaggerated contextual facilitation. Presumably, this reflects a deficient controlled semantic processing and an overreliance on stored semantic representations.
dblp:conf/networds/CacciariPGF15 fatcat:a4uvy2dn4jdynlwmbpnb4mudfu