S M Silverstein

Summary

Affiliation: New Jersey
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Cognitive and neuroplasticity mechanisms by which congenital or early blindness may confer a protective effect against schizophrenia
    Steven M Silverstein
    University Behavioral HealthCare, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Piscataway, NJ, USA Department of Psychiatry, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Piscataway, NJ, USA
    Front Psychol 3:624. 2012
  2. doi Schizophrenia-related phenomena that challenge prediction error as the basis of cognitive functioning
    Steven M Silverstein
    University Behavioral HealthCare and Department of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 36:229-30. 2013
  3. ncbi Development and validation of a World-Wide-Web-based neurocognitive assessment battery: WebNeuro
    Steven M Silverstein
    Division of Schizophrenia Research, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA
    Behav Res Methods 39:940-9. 2007
  4. doi Cognition-UPSA score relationships: a further analysis of Silverstein et al. (2010) data and some caveats
    Steven M Silverstein
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, University Behavioral HealthCare, United States Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, United States
    Psychiatry Res 187:424-31. 2011
  5. doi Affective processing of loved faces: contributions from peripheral and central electrophysiology
    Cynthia Vico
    Department of Psychology, University of Granada, Campus de Cartuja, 18071 Granada, Spain
    Neuropsychologia 48:2894-902. 2010
  6. doi Perceptual organization and visual search processes during target detection task performance in schizophrenia, as revealed by fMRI
    Steven M Silverstein
    Department of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, University Behavioral HealthCare, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Neuropsychologia 48:2886-93. 2010
  7. ncbi Increased fusiform area activation in schizophrenia during processing of spatial frequency-degraded faces, as revealed by fMRI
    S M Silverstein
    University Behavioral HealthCare and Department of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey 08854, USA
    Psychol Med 40:1159-69. 2010
  8. ncbi An fMRI examination of visual integration in schizophrenia
    Steven M Silverstein
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, USA
    J Integr Neurosci 8:175-202. 2009
  9. pmc Measuring specific, rather than generalized, cognitive deficits and maximizing between-group effect size in studies of cognition and cognitive change
    Steven M Silverstein
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, University Behavioral HealthCare and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Schizophr Bull 34:645-55. 2008
  10. ncbi A scientific agenda for the concept of recovery as it applies to schizophrenia
    Steven M Silverstein
    University Behavioral HealthCare and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, United States
    Clin Psychol Rev 28:1108-24. 2008

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. pmc Cognitive and neuroplasticity mechanisms by which congenital or early blindness may confer a protective effect against schizophrenia
    Steven M Silverstein
    University Behavioral HealthCare, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Piscataway, NJ, USA Department of Psychiatry, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Piscataway, NJ, USA
    Front Psychol 3:624. 2012
    ..We conclude by discussing implications of these data for designing cognitive training interventions to reduce schizophrenia-related cognitive impairment, and perhaps to reduce the likelihood of the development of the disorder itself...
  2. doi Schizophrenia-related phenomena that challenge prediction error as the basis of cognitive functioning
    Steven M Silverstein
    University Behavioral HealthCare and Department of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 36:229-30. 2013
    ....
  3. ncbi Development and validation of a World-Wide-Web-based neurocognitive assessment battery: WebNeuro
    Steven M Silverstein
    Division of Schizophrenia Research, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA
    Behav Res Methods 39:940-9. 2007
    ..These results support the validity of WebNeuro as a neurocognitive assessment measure. Advantages of its use in applied and research settings are discussed...
  4. doi Cognition-UPSA score relationships: a further analysis of Silverstein et al. (2010) data and some caveats
    Steven M Silverstein
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, University Behavioral HealthCare, United States Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, United States
    Psychiatry Res 187:424-31. 2011
    ..Interestingly, the correlation between IntegNeuro and UPSA composite scores was higher at Time 2, suggesting that cognition-UPSA correlations are affected by familiarity with the computerized test format...
  5. doi Affective processing of loved faces: contributions from peripheral and central electrophysiology
    Cynthia Vico
    Department of Psychology, University of Granada, Campus de Cartuja, 18071 Granada, Spain
    Neuropsychologia 48:2894-902. 2010
    ....
  6. doi Perceptual organization and visual search processes during target detection task performance in schizophrenia, as revealed by fMRI
    Steven M Silverstein
    Department of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, University Behavioral HealthCare, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Neuropsychologia 48:2886-93. 2010
    ..Here, we examined, using fMRI, activation differences on a visual task wherein feature grouping was a precursor to the formation of distinct groups in the service of target location and identification...
  7. ncbi Increased fusiform area activation in schizophrenia during processing of spatial frequency-degraded faces, as revealed by fMRI
    S M Silverstein
    University Behavioral HealthCare and Department of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey 08854, USA
    Psychol Med 40:1159-69. 2010
    ..People with schizophrenia demonstrate perceptual organization impairments, and these are thought to contribute to their face processing difficulties...
  8. ncbi An fMRI examination of visual integration in schizophrenia
    Steven M Silverstein
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, USA
    J Integr Neurosci 8:175-202. 2009
    ....
  9. pmc Measuring specific, rather than generalized, cognitive deficits and maximizing between-group effect size in studies of cognition and cognitive change
    Steven M Silverstein
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, University Behavioral HealthCare and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Schizophr Bull 34:645-55. 2008
    ..Finally, additional considerations for maximizing sensitivity and real-world significance in clinical trials are discussed...
  10. ncbi A scientific agenda for the concept of recovery as it applies to schizophrenia
    Steven M Silverstein
    University Behavioral HealthCare and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, United States
    Clin Psychol Rev 28:1108-24. 2008
    ..Consideration of these issues may help to organize approaches to the study of recovery, and in doing so, improve the impact of recovery-based initiatives...
  11. pmc Vision science and schizophrenia research: toward a re-view of the disorder. Editors' introduction to special section
    Steven M Silverstein
    Division of Schizophrenia Research, University Behavioral HealthCare, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 151 CentennialAvenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Schizophr Bull 37:681-9. 2011
    ..Finally, studies of vision in schizophrenia can identify sensitive probes of neural functioning that can be used as biomarkers of treatment response...
  12. pmc Perceptual organization impairment in schizophrenia and associated brain mechanisms: review of research from 2005 to 2010
    Steven M Silverstein
    Division of Schizophrenia Research, University Behavioral HealthCare, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 151 CentennialAvenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Schizophr Bull 37:690-9. 2011
    ..All of this recent evidence allows for a clearer picture of the nature of the impairment and how it relates to broader aspects of brain and behavioral functioning in schizophrenia...
  13. pmc Optimization and validation of a visual integration test for schizophrenia research
    Steven M Silverstein
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, University Behavioral HealthCare, 151 Centennial Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Schizophr Bull 38:125-34. 2012
    ..001). Thus, the JOVI-2 provides a brief, sensitive measure of visual integration deficits in schizophrenia. Neural implications and potential future applications of the JOVI are discussed...
  14. doi A comparative study of the MATRICS and IntegNeuro cognitive assessment batteries
    Steven M Silverstein
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey University Behavioral Healthcare, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 32:937-52. 2010
    ..The number of missing data points was greater with IntegNeuro, highlighting the requirements for test administrator involvement even with computerized batteries...
  15. ncbi Stimulus configuration and context effects in perceptual organization in schizophrenia
    S M Silverstein
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 105:410-20. 1996
    ..The perceptual organization deficit is most pronounced in actively symptomatic patients with poor premorbid schizophrenia, and the deficit reflects, in part, deficient top-down influences to basic perceptual processes...
  16. ncbi A process-oriented approach for averting confounds resulting from general performance deficiencies in schizophrenia
    R A Knight
    Department of Psychology, MS 062, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 9110, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 110:15-30. 2001
    ..This article presents a process-oriented approach to solving this problem in schizophrenia research...
  17. ncbi Insight and recovery from psychosis in chronic schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder patients
    Thomas E Smith
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 38:169-76. 2004
    ..Clinicians should also be aware of the multidetermined nature of impaired insight, and future research should aim to isolate distinct mechanisms that give rise to these deficits...
  18. ncbi Reduced top-down influence in auditory perceptual organization in schizophrenia
    S M Silverstein
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 105:663-7. 1996
    ..These data suggest that a reduced ability to utilize contextual information plays a role in the perceptual organization dysfunction in schizophrenia...
  19. ncbi Histories of childhood maltreatment in schizophrenia: relationships with premorbid functioning, symptomatology, and cognitive deficits
    Lindsay S Schenkel
    University of Nebraska Lincoln, Department of Psychology, 325 Burnett Hall, Lincoln, NE 60612, USA
    Schizophr Res 76:273-86. 2005
    ..A history of childhood maltreatment appears to be a significant determinant of premorbid functioning, illness-related symptom expression, and specific forms of cognitive dysfunction...
  20. pmc Bridging the gap between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation in the cognitive remediation of schizophrenia
    Steven M Silverstein
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey University Behavioral HealthCare and Department of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 151 Centennial Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Schizophr Bull 36:949-56. 2010
    ..Future studies are needed to clarify state and trait factors responsible for individual differences in the extent to which extrinsic rewards are necessary to set the conditions under which IM can develop...
  21. ncbi Recovery from psychosis in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: symptoms and neurocognitive rate-limiters for the development of social behavior skills
    Thomas E Smith
    Department of Psychiatry, Westchester Division, Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York Presbyterian Hospital, 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains 10605, USA
    Schizophr Res 55:229-37. 2002
    ..It is proposed that clinicians should consider neurocognitive thresholds for treatment response when developing rehabilitation plans...
  22. ncbi Verbal memory in schizophrenia: sex differences over repeated assessments
    Joanna M Fiszdon
    Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York Presbyterian Hospital, 21 Bloomingdale Road, 10605, White Plains, NY, USA
    Schizophr Res 61:235-43. 2003
    ..There was also a significant time by gender interaction. The BPRS covariate effect was not significant. Results are discussed in terms of implications for gender-informed approaches to rehabilitation treatments...
  23. ncbi Poor premorbid social functioning and theory of mind deficit in schizophrenia: evidence of reduced context processing?
    Lindsay S Schenkel
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 325 Burnett Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 39:499-508. 2005
    ..These impairments may be a factor in both poor social functioning during childhood and greater disorganized symptoms after illness onset...
  24. pmc Attention shaping: a reward-based learning method to enhance skills training outcomes in schizophrenia
    Steven M Silverstein
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    Schizophr Bull 35:222-32. 2009
    ..AS is an effective example of supported cognition, in that cognitive abilities are improved within the environmental context where the patient is experiencing difficulty, leading to gains in both attention and functional outcome...
  25. ncbi Dimensions of premorbid functioning in schizophrenia: a review of neuromotor, cognitive, social, and behavioral domains
    Lindsay S Schenkel
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA
    Genet Soc Gen Psychol Monogr 130:241-70. 2004
    ..Alternative approaches to studying early functioning in schizophrenia are highlighted...
  26. ncbi Gestalt psychology: the forgotten paradigm in abnormal psychology
    Steven M Silverstein
    Center for Cognitive Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Psychol 117:259-77. 2004
    ..Specifically, it appears that a breakdown of Gestalt organizational processes may characterize both the cognitive and the brain processes in schizophrenia...
  27. ncbi At issue: The future of cognitive rehabilitation of schizophrenia
    Steven M Silverstein
    Center for Cognitive Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychiatry, 912 South Wood Street, Suite 235, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Schizophr Bull 30:679-92. 2004
    ..Suggestions for addressing these issues are discussed...
  28. pmc Cognition and functional outcome among deaf and hearing people with schizophrenia
    Heather K Horton
    School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, Richardson Hall 280, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203, USA
    Schizophr Res 94:187-96. 2007
    ..This study extends prior work in the area of cognition and schizophrenia and indicates that deaf and hearing subjects may benefit from interventions that address different domains of cognition...
  29. ncbi Evidence for impaired visual context processing in schizotypy with thought disorder
    Peter J Uhlhaas
    Center for Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling FK 9 4 LA, UK
    Schizophr Res 68:249-60. 2004
    ..These results support the hypothesis that deficits in visual context processing are the manifestation of a larger disturbance of cognitive coordination in schizotypy and schizophrenia...
  30. ncbi [Techniques for improving attentiveness and treatment engagement among "treatment refractory" schizophrenia patients with severe cognitive impairment]
    Steven M Silverstein
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Sante Ment Que 29:65-88. 2004
    ..In this paper, we describe techniques for promoting attentiveness and treatment engagement among severely disabled "treatment-refractory" patients. This includes both individual and group-based interventions...
  31. ncbi Convergence of biological and psychological perspectives on cognitive coordination in schizophrenia
    William A Phillips
    Department of Psychology, Center for Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Behav Brain Sci 26:65-82; discussion 82-137. 2003
    ..This perspective suggests several ways in which further research could enhance our understanding of cognitive coordination, its neural basis, and its relevance to psychopathology...
  32. ncbi Effectiveness of a two-phase cognitive rehabilitation intervention for severely impaired schizophrenia patients
    Steven M Silverstein
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA
    Psychol Med 35:829-37. 2005
    ..Several small-N, uncontrolled reports have demonstrated that the behavioral technique of attention shaping has significantly increased attention span among severely ill schizophrenia patients...
  33. ncbi Learning potential as a predictor of readiness for psychosocial rehabilitation in schizophrenia
    Joanna M Fiszdon
    Yale University Department of Psychiatry, New Haven, CT, USA
    Psychiatry Res 143:159-66. 2006
    ..Explicit semantic clustering training was associated with increases in the use of the trained strategy...
  34. pmc Visual perception and its impairment in schizophrenia
    Pamela D Butler
    Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, Orangeburg, NY 10962, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 64:40-7. 2008
    ....
  35. ncbi Theory of mind and perceptual context-processing in schizophrenia
    Peter J Uhlhaas
    Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, and Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 11:416-36. 2006
    ..However, the cognitive mechanisms underlying ToM deficits in schizophrenia are largely unknown. The present study examined the hypothesis that impaired ToM in schizophrenia can be understood as a deficit in context processing...
  36. ncbi Perceptual organization in schizophrenia spectrum disorders: empirical research and theoretical implications
    Peter J Uhlhaas
    Department of Neurophysiology, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Psychol Bull 131:618-32. 2005
    ..These suggest that deficits in perceptual organization may be one manifestation of a wider disturbance in the integration of contextually related information across space and time...
  37. ncbi Coping with voices: selective attention training for persistent auditory hallucinations in treatment refractory schizophrenia
    Michi Hatashita-Wong
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, NY 10605, USA
    Psychiatry 66:255-61. 2003
    ....
  38. ncbi The course and clinical correlates of dysfunctions in visual perceptual organization in schizophrenia during the remission of psychotic symptoms
    Peter J Uhlhaas
    Department of Neurophysiology, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Deutschordenstr 46, Frankfurt am Main 60528, Germany
    Schizophr Res 75:183-92. 2005
    ....
  39. ncbi The micro-module learning tests: work-sample assessments of responsiveness to skills training
    Steven M Silverstein
    Center for Cognitive Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
    Schizophr Bull 31:73-83. 2005
    ..The MMLT appears to be a reliable and valid measure for rapidly assessing responsiveness to skills training procedures...
  40. ncbi [Clinical management and rehabilitation of the treatment refractory patient: conceptual foundations and outcome data]
    Steven M Silverstein
    Center for Cognitive Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Sante Ment Que 29:15-44. 2004
    ....
  41. ncbi [Interpersonal techniques for optimizing positive outcomes in the inpatient psychiatric rehabilitation of schizophrenia]
    Steven M Silverstein
    Center for Cognitive Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Sante Ment Que 29:45-63. 2004
    ..The discussion ends with the description of a successful behavior contract that employed a number of these techniques...
  42. ncbi Perceptual grouping in disorganized schizophrenia
    Peter J Uhlhaas
    Department of Neurophysiology, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Deutschordenstr 46, Frankfurt am Main, 60528, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 145:105-17. 2006
    ....
  43. ncbi Reduced top-down influences in contour detection in schizophrenia
    Steven M Silverstein
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University, White Plains, NY, USA
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 11:112-32. 2006
    ....
  44. ncbi [Cognitive rehabilitation of schizophrenia: a pragmatic approach of the integration process to battle against refractory symptoms]
    Jérôme A Lapasset
    Centre hospitalier du Vinatier, Lyon, France
    Sante Ment Que 29:89-116. 2004
    ..Preliminary results suggest that it could be very beneficial for patients suffering of schizophrenia...

Research Grants9

  1. Effectiveness Trial of Attention Shaping for Schizophrenia
    Steven Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  2. Effectiveness Trial of Attention Shaping for Schizophrenia
    Steven Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. Effectiveness Trial of Attention Shaping for Schizophrenia
    Steven Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  4. 3/5-Cognitive Neuroscience Task Reliability & Clinical Applications Consortium
    Steven Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Thus, we need to improve our methods for detecting and enhancing cognitive function in schizophrenia in order to help individuals with this illness lead more productive and fulfilling lives. ..
  5. 3/5-Cognitive Neuroscience Task Reliability & Clinical Applications Consortium
    Steven M Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Thus, we need to improve our methods for detecting and enhancing cognitive function in schizophrenia in order to help individuals with this illness lead more productive and fulfilling lives. ..
  6. 3/5-Cognitive Neuroscience Task Reliability & Clinical Applications Consortium
    Steven M Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Thus, we need to improve our methods for detecting and enhancing cognitive function in schizophrenia in order to help individuals with this illness lead more productive and fulfilling lives. ..
  7. Effectiveness Trial of Attention Shaping for Schizophrenia
    Steven M Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....