By Anne Hart of Examiner.com
The role of the primary auditory cortex in the neural mechanism of auditory verbal hallucinations
Kristiina Kompus1*, Liv E. Falkenberg1, Josef J. Bless1, Erik Johnsen2,3, Rune A. Kroken2, Bodil Kråkvik4, Frank Larøi5, Else-Marie Løberg1,2, Einar Vedul-Kjelsås4,6, René Westerhausen1,2 and Kenneth Hugdahl1,2,7
Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) are a subjective experience of “hearing voices” in the absence of corresponding physical stimulation in the environment. The most remarkable feature of AVHs is their perceptual quality, that is, the experience is subjectively often as vivid as hearing an actual voice, as opposed to mental imagery or auditory memories. This has lead to . . .