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Reduced auditory cortex activation during speech perception in patients with schizophrenia

Presented By
Mr J. Soler-Vidal, University of Barcelona, Spain
Conference
ECNP 2020
  There is no evidence that auditory verbal hallucinations impact speech perception at the level of words or sentences, or the perception of unintelligible speech. Regardless of the presence of auditory verbal hallucinations, schizophrenia patients show reduced auditory cortex activation during speech perception [1]. The hearing of ‘voices’ (auditory verbal hallucinations) by schizophrenic patients has been linked to reduced activation in the left auditory cortex during the hearing of real auditory stimuli such as tones and speech [2,3]. Soler-Vidal (University of Barcelona, Spain) and colleagues conducted a functional neuroimaging study to examine brain activity in response to spoken speech and its association with the presence of auditory verbal hallucinations in patients with schizophrenia [1]. Included were 30 patients who met the DSM-5 criteria for schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder with frequent audi...


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