A predictive coding account of MMN reduction in schizophrenia

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The mismatch negativity (MMN) is thought to be an index of the automatic activation of a specialized network for active prediction and deviance detection in the auditory cortex. It is consistently reduced in schizophrenic patients and has received a lot of interest as a clinical and translational tool. The main neuronal hypothesis regarding the mechanisms leading to a reduced MMN in schizophrenic patients is a dysfunction of NMDA receptors (NMDA-R). However, this hypothesis has never been implemented in a neuronal model. In this paper, we examine the consequences of NMDA-R dysfunction in a neuronal model of MMN based on predictive coding principle. I also investigate how predictive processes may interact with synaptic adaptation in MMN generations and examine the consequences of this interaction for the use of MMN paradigms in schizophrenia research.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)68-74
Aantal pagina's7
TijdschriftBiological Psychology
Volume116
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - apr 2016

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