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Abstract #1185

Neural Correlates of Feigned Hearing

Bradley McPherson1, Wayne Wilson2, David Copland3,4, Katie McMahon5

1Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Hong Kong University, China; 2Division of Audiology, University of Queensland, Australia; 3Centre for Clinical Research, University of Queensland, Australia; 4School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia; 5Centre for Magnetic Resonance, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Can we use patterns of brain activity to detect when someone is feigning a hearing loss? To answer this question, we asked 15 adult participants to respond to pure tones and simple words correctly, incorrectly, randomly, or with the intent to feign a hearing loss.