Attenuation of Positive Valence in Ratings of Affective Sounds by Tinnitus Patients

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dc.contributor.author Szibor, Annett
dc.contributor.author Lehtimäki, Jarmo
dc.contributor.author Ylikoski, Jukka
dc.contributor.author Aarnisalo, Antti A.
dc.contributor.author Mäkitie, Antti
dc.contributor.author Hyvärinen, Petteri
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-31T03:34:49Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-17T22:02:58Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12-11
dc.identifier.citation Szibor , A , Lehtimäki , J , Ylikoski , J , Aarnisalo , A A , Mäkitie , A & Hyvärinen , P 2018 , ' Attenuation of Positive Valence in Ratings of Affective Sounds by Tinnitus Patients ' , Trends in hearing , vol. 22 , 2331216518816215 . https://doi.org/10.1177/2331216518816215
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000452998600001
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85058627677
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/310698
dc.description.abstract Affective processing appears to be altered in tinnitus, and the condition is to a large extent characterized by the emotional reaction to the phantom sound. Psychophysiological models of tinnitus and supporting brain imaging studies have suggested a role for the limbic system in the emergence and maintenance of tinnitus. It is not clear whether the tinnitus-related changes in these systems are specific for tinnitus only, or whether they affect emotional processing more generally. In this study, we aimed to quantify possible deviations in affective processing in tinnitus patients by behavioral and physiological measures. Tinnitus patients rated the valence and arousal of sounds from the International Affective Digitized Sounds database. Sounds were chosen based on the normative valence ratings, that is, negative, neutral, or positive. The individual autonomic response was measured simultaneously with pupillometry. We found that the subjective ratings of the sounds by tinnitus patients differed significantly from the normative ratings. The difference was most pronounced for positive sounds, where sounds were rated lower on both valence and arousal scales. Negative and neutral sounds were rated differently only for arousal. Pupil measurements paralleled the behavioral results, showing a dampened response to positive sounds. Taken together, our findings suggest that affective processing is altered in tinnitus patients. The results are in line with earlier studies in depressed patients, which have provided evidence in favor of the so-called positive attenuation hypothesis of depression. Thus, the current results highlight the close link between tinnitus and depression. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Trends in hearing
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject affective processing
dc.subject International Affective Digitized Sounds
dc.subject pupillometry
dc.subject tinnitus
dc.subject VAGUS NERVE-STIMULATION
dc.subject COGNITION
dc.subject CONNECTIVITY
dc.subject PERCEPTION
dc.subject GENERATION
dc.subject ATTENTION
dc.subject PICTURES
dc.subject EMOTION
dc.subject AROUSAL
dc.subject PUPIL
dc.subject 3125 Otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology
dc.title Attenuation of Positive Valence in Ratings of Affective Sounds by Tinnitus Patients en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology
dc.contributor.organization Korva-, nenä- ja kurkkutautien klinikka
dc.contributor.organization Clinicum
dc.contributor.organization University of Helsinki
dc.contributor.organization HUS Head and Neck Center
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1177/2331216518816215
dc.relation.issn 2331-2165
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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