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Left auditory cortex gamma synchronization and auditory hallucination symptoms in schizophrenia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Neuroscience, July 2009
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Left auditory cortex gamma synchronization and auditory hallucination symptoms in schizophrenia
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BMC Neuroscience, July 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2202-10-85
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Kevin M Spencer, Margaret A Niznikiewicz, Paul G Nestor, Martha E Shenton, Robert W McCarley


Oscillatory electroencephalogram (EEG) abnormalities may reflect neural circuit dysfunction in neuropsychiatric disorders. Previously we have found positive correlations between the phase synchronization of beta and gamma oscillations and hallucination symptoms in schizophrenia patients. These findings suggest that the propensity for hallucinations is associated with an increased tendency for neural circuits in sensory cortex to enter states of oscillatory synchrony. Here we tested this hypothesis by examining whether the 40 Hz auditory steady-state response (ASSR) generated in the left primary auditory cortex is positively correlated with auditory hallucination symptoms in schizophrenia. We also examined whether the 40 Hz ASSR deficit in schizophrenia was associated with cross-frequency interactions. Sixteen healthy control subjects (HC) and 18 chronic schizophrenia patients (SZ) listened to 40 Hz binaural click trains. The EEG was recorded from 60 electrodes and average-referenced offline. A 5-dipole model was fit from the HC grand average ASSR, with 2 pairs of superior temporal dipoles and a deep midline dipole. Time-frequency decomposition was performed on the scalp EEG and source data.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 8 4%
United Kingdom 3 1%
Australia 2 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 209 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 46 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 36 16%
Student > Master 29 13%
Student > Bachelor 24 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 19 8%
Other 43 19%
Unknown 31 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 52 23%
Psychology 38 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 35 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 26 11%
Engineering 13 6%
Other 19 8%
Unknown 45 20%

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