Speech Processing and Auditory Hallucinations

  • Sonia Dollfus
  • Mathieu Alary
  • Annick Razafimandimby
Chapter

Abstract

Cerebral imaging studies have demonstrated an overlap between ­language and auditory verbal hallucination (AVH) networks. Consequently, investigating speech processing can be used in order to better understand the pathophysiology of AVH. In this chapter, three kinds of studies are discussed. First, the studies using speech processing to investigate the hemispheric lateralization for language and its relationships with AVH are presented. Second, we report studies involving speech processing to investigate cognitive models such as competition between AVH and verbal auditory stimuli, impairment in recognizing inner speech, and abnormal ­discrimination of the source of inner speech. Finally, we show the interest in using speech processing during functional cerebral imaging to locate the target of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in patients with schizophrenia and AVH.

Keywords

Schizophrenia 

Abbreviations

AVH

Auditory verbal hallucination

BOLD

Blood-oxygen level dependent signal

EEG

Electroencephalography

EGV

Externally generated voices

FLI

Functional lateralization index

fMRI

Functional magnetic resonance imaging

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging

P3

Left parietal

rTMS

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation

SPM

Statistical parametric mapping

STS

Superior temporal sulcus

T3

Left temporal

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonia Dollfus
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mathieu Alary
    • 2
  • Annick Razafimandimby
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryCHU de CaenCaenFrance
  2. 2.UMR 6301 CNRS, CEA, Cyceron CenterUniversité de Caen Basse NormandieCaenFrance

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