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The Deficit of Multimodal Perception of Congruent and Non-congruent Fearful Expressions in Patients with Schizophrenia: The ERP Study

Version 1 : Received: 10 December 2020 / Approved: 11 December 2020 / Online: 11 December 2020 (12:58:55 CET)

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Portnova, G.V.; Maslennikova, A.V.; Zakharova, N.V.; Martynova, O.V. The Deficit of Multimodal Perception of Congruent and Non-Congruent Fearful Expressions in Patients with Schizophrenia: The ERP Study. Brain Sci. 2021, 11, 96. Portnova, G.V.; Maslennikova, A.V.; Zakharova, N.V.; Martynova, O.V. The Deficit of Multimodal Perception of Congruent and Non-Congruent Fearful Expressions in Patients with Schizophrenia: The ERP Study. Brain Sci. 2021, 11, 96.

Journal reference: Brain Sci. 2021, 11, 96
DOI: 10.3390/brainsci11010096

Abstract

Emotional dysfunction, including flat affect and emotional perception deficits, is a specific symptom of schizophrenia disorder. We used a modified multimodal odd-ball paradigm with fearful facial expressions accompanied by congruent and non-congruent sounds to investigate the impairment of emotional perception and reaction to other people's emotions. We analyzed subjective assessments and ERP data for emotionally charging congruent and non-congruent stimuli in patients with schizophrenia and healthy peers. The results showed the deficit of multimodal perception of fearful stimuli in patients with schizophrenia compared to healthy controls. The amplitude of N50 was significantly higher in subjects of the control group for non-congruent stimuli than congruent and did not differ in patients with schizophrenia. The dynamics of P100 and N200 components confirmed the impaired sensory gating in patients with schizophrenia. The lower amplitude of P3a could be associated with deficits in verbal memory and attention, less emotional arousal, or incorrect interpretation of emotional valence as specific features of patients. The difficulties in identifying the incoherence of facial and audial components of emotional expression could be significant in understanding the psychopathology of schizophrenia.

Subject Areas

EEG; event-related potentials; schizophrenia; fearful expressions; perception; non-congruent sounds

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