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Schizophrenia alters intra-network functional connectivity in the caudate for detecting speech under informational speech masking conditions

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Schizophrenia alters intra-network functional connectivity in the caudate for detecting speech under informational speech masking conditions
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BMC Psychiatry, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12888-018-1675-1
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Yingjun Zheng, Chao Wu, Juanhua Li, Ruikeng Li, Hongjun Peng, Shenglin She, Yuping Ning, Liang Li


Speech recognition under noisy "cocktail-party" environments involves multiple perceptual/cognitive processes, including target detection, selective attention, irrelevant signal inhibition, sensory/working memory, and speech production. Compared to health listeners, people with schizophrenia are more vulnerable to masking stimuli and perform worse in speech recognition under speech-on-speech masking conditions. Although the schizophrenia-related speech-recognition impairment under "cocktail-party" conditions is associated with deficits of various perceptual/cognitive processes, it is crucial to know whether the brain substrates critically underlying speech detection against informational speech masking are impaired in people with schizophrenia. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), this study investigated differences between people with schizophrenia (n = 19, mean age = 33 ± 10 years) and their matched healthy controls (n = 15, mean age = 30 ± 9 years) in intra-network functional connectivity (FC) specifically associated with target-speech detection under speech-on-speech-masking conditions. The target-speech detection performance under the speech-on-speech-masking condition in participants with schizophrenia was significantly worse than that in matched healthy participants (healthy controls). Moreover, in healthy controls, but not participants with schizophrenia, the strength of intra-network FC within the bilateral caudate was positively correlated with the speech-detection performance under the speech-masking conditions. Compared to controls, patients showed altered spatial activity pattern and decreased intra-network FC in the caudate. In people with schizophrenia, the declined speech-detection performance under speech-on-speech masking conditions is associated with reduced intra-caudate functional connectivity, which normally contributes to detecting target speech against speech masking via its functions of suppressing masking-speech signals.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 26%
Student > Bachelor 3 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 9%
Professor 2 9%
Other 1 4%
Other 4 17%
Unknown 5 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 3 13%
Neuroscience 3 13%
Engineering 2 9%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 4%
Social Sciences 1 4%
Other 2 9%
Unknown 11 48%

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