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Auditory hallucinations and brain structure in schizophrenia: voxel-based morphometric study

  • Igor Nenadic (a1), Stefan Smesny (a1), Ralf G. M. Schlösser (a1), Heinrich Sauer (a1) and Christian Gaser (a1)...

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We applied voxel-based morphometry to high-resolution magnetic resonance images of 99 participants with schizophrenia. Voxel-wise correlations with a score of auditory hallucination severity identified areas in the left and right superior temporal cortex (including Heschl's gyrus), left supramarginal/angular gyrus, left postcentral gyrus and left posterior cingulate cortex. This study extends previous region-of-interest studies demonstrating main effects of auditory hallucinations related to modality-specific superior temporal areas including primary and secondary auditory cortices.

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Correspondence: Dr Igor Nenadic, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Philosophenweg 3, D-07743 Jena, Germany. Email: igor.nenadic@uni-jena.de

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The study was supported by a Junior Scientist Grant (DRMF, 21007087) from the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany (to I.N.) and BMBF grants 01EV0709 and 01GW0740 (to C.G.).

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Auditory hallucinations and brain structure in schizophrenia: voxel-based morphometric study

  • Igor Nenadic (a1), Stefan Smesny (a1), Ralf G. M. Schlösser (a1), Heinrich Sauer (a1) and Christian Gaser (a1)...

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Auditory hallucinations and brain structure in schizophrenia: voxel-based morphometric study

  • Igor Nenadic (a1), Stefan Smesny (a1), Ralf G. M. Schlösser (a1), Heinrich Sauer (a1) and Christian Gaser (a1)...
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