This month in voices: April 2012

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.
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