Differences in startle reflex and prepulse inhibition in European-Americans and African-Americans.

  title={Differences in startle reflex and prepulse inhibition in European-Americans and African-Americans.},
  author={Wendy Hasenkamp and Seth D. Norrholm and Amanda A. Green and Barbara J Lewison and William Boshoven and Megan D Keyes and Erica Duncan},
  volume={45 5},
The acoustic startle reflex and its modulation by a prepulse are psychophysiological phenomena that are commonly studied to evaluate various aspects of information processing. Recent reports in human populations suggest that subjects from disparate racial backgrounds may have significant differences in the startle response. To determine if this pattern could be observed in our subject population and whether it extended to prepulse inhibition (PPI), we evaluated baseline startle parameters and… CONTINUE READING


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