Editorial. As someone who has studied the behavioral and neurological effects of intensive, targeted auditory training in schizophrenia and who confronts the realities of cognitive dysfunction weekly in my clinical work with patients, I find myself having three different responses to this article. My first response, that of a clinical trialist, is admiration: this really is an elegant and well-conducted study. My second response, that of a clinician, is excitement mingled with impatience: more than 25 years ago, Michael Green (2) challenged us in this very journal to make cognitive remediation a standard treatment for schizophrenia. So why is it taking us so long to get there? And my third response, that of a researcher, includes questions about the perceptual training component of this study and what conclusions we can draw, if any, regarding the usefulness (or nonusefulness) of addressing lower-level sensory processing deficits in schizophrenia spectrum disorders...... Login at top right hand side of page using your MPFT NHS OpenAthens for full text.