Pursuit rotor reminiscence in schizophrenics and normals

J Mot Behav. 1973 Jun;5(2):73-80. doi: 10.1080/00222895.1973.10734952.


Normal and schizophrenic Ss (N=24 each) did pursuit rotor tracking and reminiscence was the score of interest; rest pauses of 2, 12, and 30 min., and 1, 6, and 24 hr. were interpolated in counterbalanced order after 5 min. of practice. It was predicted, on the basis of previous work, that schizophrenics would show greater reminiscence after the longer rest pauses, normals after the shorter rest pauses. The expected cross-over effect was found, but at a non-significant level only. There were no order effects. A discussion is given of the relation of these results to the interpretation of schizophrenia in terms of ''arousal."