A comparison of the perceptual priors acquired by people with stable schizophrenia versus controls

Takeaway

  • Statistical learning is intact in relatively well individuals with chronic, stable, medicated schizophrenia; the impact of their acquired priors is comparable to that seen in healthy individuals in estimation tasks, but weaker in detection tasks.

Why this matters

  • The findings raise questions regarding the currently held view that schizophrenia is a disorder of predictive processing or Bayesian inference, therefore highlighting the need for further research.