April may be the cruellest month but it has been one of kindest months in recent memory in terms of new voice hearing research.
Notable papers are listed below.
- London, England
- Paul Allen leads a team of authors in an excellent review of the current state of knowledge from neuroimaging of hearing voices. This paper will be published as part of a Special Issue of Schizophrenia Bulletin in July on hearing voices. Abstract available here.
- Liège, Belgium
- Frank Larøi and colleagues (including my good self) publish a review of the phenomenology of hearing voices, across a range of diagnostic categories. This paper will be also be in the upcoming Special Issue of Schizophrenia Bulletin. Abstract available here, or email me for a copy of the paper.
- Syndey, Australia
- My own offering, in collaboration with Larry Davidson; a paper on the role of love in hearing voices. Abstract available here, or email me for the full paper.
- Sheffield, England
- Nazimek, Hunter and Woodruff publish a new paper on what they term an “Expectation-perception model” of auditory hallucinations. Abstract available here.
- Venice, Italy
- Agnati and colleagues publish a paper on inner speech and schizophrenia which touches on auditory hallucinations. Abstract available here.
- El Mansoura, Egypt
- A paper on homicide in people diagnosed with schizophrenia suggests a role for hearing voices. Abstract available here. I was also moved to blog on this paper, link to my blog here.
- Bangor, Wales
- A paper led by Filippo Varese finding that dissociation mediates the relationship between childhood trauma and hallucination proneness. Abstract available here.
- Seville, Spain
- A single person case-study from Javier Saavedra and colleagues, which examines the interaction between a voice-hearer and her voices, using social positioning analysis. Abstract available here.
- Liverpool, England
- Richard Bentall (not pictured) leads a team of authors on an important study examining whether specific adversive early life experiences are related to specific experiences found in psychosis, including hallucinations. Abstract available here.