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194. Exploring Neural Basis of Emotional Cognition Using Fear Conditioning by Interpersonal Conflicts in Patients with Schizophrenia

      Emotional cognition has been an important area of research in schizophrenia. Simple aversive stimuli conventionally used in previous conditioning paradigm such as electric shock have a weakness of not representing real-world conflicts that seriously involve social context. We recently developed an interpersonal stimulus to reflect such a social context, and it has successfully been applied to healthy individuals (Tada et al. Plos One, 2015). The objective of this study was to explore neural basis of emotional cognition in schizophrenia by measuring autonomic response using skin conductance response (SCR) to the interpersonal stimuli.
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