Giuseppe Borracci

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Elevated smoking rates have been noted in schizophrenia, and it has been hypothetically attributed to nicotine's ameliorating abnormal brain processes in this illness. There is some preliminary evidence that nicotine may alter pre-attentive auditory change detection, as indexed by the EEG-derived mismatch negativity (MMN), but no previous study has examined(More)
OBJECTIVE While auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) are a common symptom of schizophrenia, the underlying mechanisms behind these perceptual anomalies and their effects on auditory processing are not fully understood. Patients suffering from schizophrenia have been shown to exhibit impaired sensory gating of acoustic stimuli, evidenced by a failure to(More)
UNLABELLED The recently developed Optimal-3 multi-feature MMN paradigm, a shortened version of the 'optimal' multi-feature MMN paradigm, allows for the focused recording of the most widely reported MMN deviants (frequency, duration, intensity) within an efficient and time-saving paradigm. The objective of this study was to examine MMN acoustic change(More)
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