Altered top-down cognitive control and auditory processing in tinnitus: evidences from auditory and visual spatial stroop.
CONCLUSIONS: Tinnitus is associated both with modality-specific deficits along the auditory processing system and an impairment of cognitive control mechanisms that are involved both in vision and audition (i.e. that are supra-modal). We postulate that this deficit in the top-down cognitive control is a key-factor in the development and maintenance of tinnitus and may also explain some of the cognitive difficulties reported by tinnitus sufferers. PMID: 25420904 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience)