Stuttering and sensory gating: A study of acoustic startle prepulse inhibition.

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Abstract

It was hypothesized that stuttering may be related to impaired sensory gating, leading to overflow of superfluous disturbing auditory feedback and breakdown of the speech sequence. This hypothesis was tested using the acoustic startle prepulse inhibition (PPI) paradigm M. A group of 22 adults with developmental stuttering were compared with controls regarding the degree of PPI. No significant differences were found between the stuttering adults and the control group, the groups showed similar means and distribution. Likewise, no relation between the degree of PPI and the effect of altered auditory feedback on stuttering was found. In summary, the results of the study indicate that there is no relation between Stuttering and PPI.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Per A Alm
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Neurologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)317-321
TidskriftBrain and Language
Volym97
Utgåva nummer3
StatusPublished - 2006
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa