“Bridging the Gap between Neuroscience and Psychiatry: Brain Imaging Studies of Hallucinations”

Auditory verbal hallucinations, or “voices”, afflict more than seventy per cent of individuals suffering from schizophrenia, and fifteen percent of people with anxiety and mood disorders. The voices are unbidden and are distinctly different from inner speech, which all people experience daily.

Professor Ford will discuss their progress using brain-imaging tools to understand this phenomenology. She will also present fMRI data aimed at understanding visual hallucinations that are surprisingly prevalent in people with schizophrenia. She will explain why they typically have negative and threatening content.

Presenter: Professor Judith Ford, Professor of Psychiatry, Co-director, Brain Imaging and EEG Lab, University of California, San Francisco

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