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Schizotypy and Ketamine: what can Analogue Models tell us about Semantic Memory Impairments in Schizophrenia?

Erica Neill

Schizophrenia is associated with significant impairments in semantic memory. Despite the fact that these deficits have been linked to quality of life and the development and maintenance of psychotic symptoms, our understanding of the nature of these impairments is poor. Unfortunately, because schizophrenia is associated with multiple cognitive deficits, and because of the confounding effects of medication, it is difficult to examine semantic deficits in isolation. In response to such difficulties, researchers have begun to rely on analogue models to better understand the semantic deficits associated with schizophrenia.

12th Biennial Australasian Schizophrenia Conference
13-14 May 2013 Melbourne, Australia.
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Erica Neill

Dr Erica Neill is a Research Specialist, at Parenting Research Centre she was previously Lab Manager at Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, Melbourne. She has expertise in the field of research neuropsychology specialising in the cognitive deficits associated with psychosis. Her main skills include scientific writing, grant writing, public speaking - specialising in presenting complex scientific content to both academic and non-academic audiences. Further skills include teaching and supervision, working in a team, seeking out funding opportunities, liaising with academic and philanthropic bodies. Additionally, Dr Neill has expertise in evaluating and working with individuals with severe mental illness. Her communication skills are well developed thanks to her psychology background and the heavy reliance on team work and inter disciplinary cooperation associated with clinical research.

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