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UMD Research and Innovation Seed Grant: Temporal Auditory Coding in Schizophrenia and Treatment-Resistant Auditory Hallucination

Faculty 

Elliot Hong (UMB)

Funding Agency 

UMD Division of Research, Research and Innovation Seed Grant

Description 

Simon and Hong will investigate the neural processing of rhythmic sounds (whether speech or simpler sound rhythms) in schizophrenia patients with treatment-resistant auditory hallucinations, compared to neural processing in patients whose auditory hallucinations are treatable, and with healthy listeners. The neural mechanisms underlying these diverse abnormalities, which are measured by electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography techniques, are not known. This research will advance the state of research in schizophrenia.

Hong is Chief of the Neuroimaging Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry and the director of the UM Center for Brain Imaging Research.