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Visual hallucinations in schizophrenia investigated with functional magnetic resonance imaging

Oertel, Viola, Rotarska-Jagiela, Anna, van de Ven, Vincent G., Haenschel, Corinna, Maurer, Konrad and Linden, David Edmund Johannes 2007. Visual hallucinations in schizophrenia investigated with functional magnetic resonance imaging. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging 156 (3) , pp. 269-273. 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2007.09.004

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Abstract

We investigated a 27-year old patient with paranoid schizophrenia. Brain activity related to visual hallucinations was found in higher visual areas corresponding to the content of the hallucinations (faces, bodies, scenes) and the hippocampus. We assume that the hippocampal activity is related to the retrieval of visual images from memory and that sensory cortex activity is related to the vividness of the perceptual experience.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Psychology
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Uncontrolled Keywords: Schizophrenia, Hallucinations, Visual, Functional magnetic resonance imaging
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0925-4927
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:06
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/32889

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