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Schizophrenia, a disease that has called the attention of many investigators through time and that affects people who are at the greater productive time of their life, continues presenting a world-wide prevalence of 1%. The marked deterioration and the functional disability that makes the families of the affected ones and society relegate them, or to turn them into one more "obligation", are the points that have been emphasized more. As far as the cognitive compromise, the findings are supported in neuroanatomic, functional and imaging basis, as well as in studies that utilizing neuropsychological tests, allow demonstrating the compromise of the attention, social cognitive and executive functions. The objective of the present revision is to update the neurological, neuropsychological and psychiatric concepts whereupon the neurocognitive alterations of schizophrenia are handled.
Keywords : schizophrenia; cognition; memory; theory of mind.