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Trait aspects of auditory mismatch negativity predict response to auditory training in individuals with early illness schizophrenia

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Trait aspects of auditory mismatch negativity predict response to auditory training in individuals with early illness schizophrenia
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Neuropsychiatric Electrophysiology, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40810-017-0024-9
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Bruno Biagianti, Brian J. Roach, Melissa Fisher, Rachel Loewy, Judith M. Ford, Sophia Vinogradov, Daniel H. Mathalon


Individuals with schizophrenia have heterogeneous impairments of the auditory processing system that likely mediate differences in the cognitive gains induced by auditory training (AT). Mismatch negativity (MMN) is an event-related potential component reflecting auditory echoic memory, and its amplitude reduction in schizophrenia has been linked to cognitive deficits. Therefore, MMN may predict response to AT and identify individuals with schizophrenia who have the most to gain from AT. Furthermore, to the extent that AT strengthens auditory deviance processing, MMN may also serve as a readout of the underlying changes in the auditory system induced by AT. Fifty-six individuals early in the course of a schizophrenia-spectrum illness (ESZ) were randomly assigned to 40 h of AT or Computer Games (CG). Cognitive assessments and EEG recordings during a multi-deviant MMN paradigm were obtained before and after AT and CG. Changes in these measures were compared between the treatment groups. Baseline and trait-like MMN data were evaluated as predictors of treatment response. MMN data collected with the same paradigm from a sample of Healthy Controls (HC; n = 105) were compared to baseline MMN data from the ESZ group. Compared to HC, ESZ individuals showed significant MMN reductions at baseline (p = .003). Reduced Double-Deviant MMN was associated with greater general cognitive impairment in ESZ individuals (p = .020). Neither ESZ intervention group showed significant change in MMN. We found high correlations in all MMN deviant types (rs = .59-.68, all ps < .001) between baseline and post-intervention amplitudes irrespective of treatment group, suggesting trait-like stability of the MMN signal. Greater deficits in trait-like Double-Deviant MMN predicted greater cognitive improvements in the AT group (p = .02), but not in the CG group. In this sample of ESZ individuals, AT had no effect on auditory deviance processing as assessed by MMN. In ESZ individuals, baseline MMN was significantly reduced relative to HCs, and associated with global cognitive impairment. MMN did not show changes after AT and exhibited trait-like stability. Greater deficits in the trait aspects of Double-Deviant MMN predicted greater gains in global cognition in response to AT, suggesting that MMN may identify individuals who stand to gain the most from AT. NCT00694889. Registered 1 August 2007.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 23%
Student > Master 8 20%
Student > Bachelor 5 13%
Researcher 4 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Other 7 18%
Unknown 4 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 11 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 18%
Neuroscience 5 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 8%
Unspecified 2 5%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 10 25%

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