New phenomenon of abnormal auditory perception associated with emotional and head trauma: Pathological confirmation by SPECT scan

Massoud Stephane, Thomas Hill, Elizabeth Matthew, Marshal Folstein

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Abstract

We report the case of an immigrant who suffered from death threats and head trauma while a prisoner of war in Kuwait. Two months later, he began to hear conversations that had taken place previously. These perceptions occurred spontaneously or were induced by the patient's effortful concentration. The single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) scan performed during this abnormal perceptual experience indicated an increase in regional cerebral blood flow in the left temporal lobe and in the brainstem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-507
Number of pages5
JournalBrain and Language
Volume89
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Speech and Hearing

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