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Re: advice Re: auditory illusions

Anyone know what "white christmas type effects" are?

Best regards,

Bob Masta

On 13 Jul 2005 at 10:02, Stuart Rosen wrote:

> Dear list,
> I have received this inquiry and thought you all might be able to make
> suggestions. Please respond directly to Sukhi Shergill
> <S.Shergill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> and optionally to the whole list. Thank you for
> any help --
> Stuart Rosen
> ----------------------------------------------
> From: S.Shergill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:S.Shergill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Subject: advice Re: auditory illusions
> i'm a psychiatrist interested in psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia -
> particularly auditory hallucinations. I was considering whether the
> examination of perception of auditory illusions may provide an inroad or a
> proxy mechanism in healthy subjects (which may help with understanding
> deficits in schizophrenia). In the recent past I've been looking at
> hallucinations, and some language based tasks, with functional neuroimaging
> and wanted to extend this work.
> >From my rather niaive reading of the literature - there weren't any
> spectacular publicly convincing illusions that pepper the visual literature.
> so one is left with verbal transformation effects, substitution of parts of
> a word with white noise, possible sound localisation illusions with dichotic
> listening, and listening for "white christmas type effects" in white noise.
> It was difficult for me to easily transfer these into a proxy for
> hallucinatory effect.
> Please be kind enough to suggest some further reading, or to point out any
> potentially fruitful areas that i may not have seen.
> very best wishes
> sukhi
> _______________________________
> Dr. Sukhi S Shergill
> BSc MB BS PhD MRCPsych