The relationships between the parameters of waves of auditory event-related potentials (ERPs) in the oddball paradigm and
the volumes of the hippocampus, amygdala, and caudate nuclei were analyzed in healthy subjects and patients with schizophrenia.
The data obtained suggest that faster mental processes and stronger activation and/or synchronization of the activity of ERP
wave generators in healthy subjects correspond to smaller volumes of the structures studied. The structure of the relationships
in patients with schizophrenia differed from the normal one; significant correlations were observed with the volume of the
caudate nuclei, and more pronounced “normalization” of neurophysiological characteristics was associated with large volumes
of these structures.
Human Physiology 01/2011; 34(1):39-44. DOI:10.1134/S0362119708010052