Reduced mismatch negativity in posttraumatic stress disorder: a compensatory mechanism for chronic hyperarousal?

@article{Menning2008ReducedMN,
  title={Reduced mismatch negativity in posttraumatic stress disorder: a compensatory mechanism for chronic hyperarousal?},
  author={Hans Menning and Annika Renz and Jan Seifert and Andreas Maercker},
  journal={International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={27-34}
}
Mismatch Negativity (MMN) is yet poorly understood in the context of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD, e.g. [Morgan 3rd, C.A., Grillon, C., 1999. Abnormal mismatch negativity in women with sexual assault-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Biol. Psychiatry 45, 827-832.]). PTSD symptoms like hyperarousal, emotional pressure and avoidance may interfere with pre-attentive sensory processing. We tested this in an optimized MMN design [Näätänen, R., Pakarinen, S., Rinne, T., Takegata, R. (2004… CONTINUE READING

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