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Comparison of non-invasive, scalp-recorded auditory steady-state responses in humans, rhesus monkeys, and common marmose

Comparison of non-invasive, scalp-recorded auditory steady-state responses in humans, rhesus monkeys, and common marmose

22/6/28

Konoike, N., Iwaoki, H., Miwa, M. et al. Comparison of non-invasive, scalp-recorded auditory steady-state responses in humans, rhesus monkeys, and common marmosets. Sci Rep 12, 9210 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-13228-8

Auditory steady-state responses (ASSRs) are basic neural responses used to probe the ability of auditory circuits to produce synchronous activity to repetitive external stimulation. Reduced ASSR has been observed in patients with schizophrenia, especially at 40 Hz. Although ASSR is a translatable biomarker with a potential both in animal models and patients with schizophrenia, little is known about the features of ASSR in monkeys. Herein, we recorded the ASSR from humans, rhesus monkeys, and marmosets using the same method to directly compare the characteristics of ASSRs among the species. We used auditory trains on a wide range of frequencies to investigate the suitable frequency for ASSRs induction, because monkeys usually use stimulus frequency ranges different from humans for vocalization. We found that monkeys and marmosets also show auditory event-related potentials and phase-locking activity in gamma-frequency trains, although the optimal frequency with the best synchronization differed among these species. These results suggest that the ASSR could be a useful translational, cross-species biomarker to examine the generation of gamma-band synchronization in nonhuman primate models of schizophrenia.

Konoike, N., Iwaoki, H., Miwa, M. et al. Comparison of non-invasive, scalp-recorded auditory steady-state responses in humans, rhesus monkeys, and common marmosets. Sci Rep 12, 9210 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-13228-8