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May 2002

Disconnected Networks During Auditory Hallucinations and Dreams: A Topological Problem for Neuroimaging?

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2002;59(5):469. doi:

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In our article,1 we found that auditory hallucinations were associated with activation in a network of cortical areas that are normally involved in producing and perceiving language. We have also examined the production and perception of inner speech in patients with schizophrenia who were prone to hallucinations, compared with a healthy comparison group, and demonstrated abnormal functioning of certain cortical regions, which have been associated with verbal self-monitoring.2 This is consistent with the notion that auditory hallucinations arise through the disruption of normal cognitive processes, such as the monitoring of one's own verbal thoughts.3

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