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Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Explanatory Models of Schizophrenia: Self-Monitoring and Auditory Hallucination
Wayne Wu , The Ohio State University, Department of Philosophy
12:05 pm, 817R Cathedral of Learning

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Abstract:  A dominant family of models of various symptoms of schizophrenia postulates a breakdown in a self-monitoring mechanism.

In this talk, I shall argue that whatever its explanatory power regarding other symptoms, the model cannot explain the most common: auditory verbal hallucination. In part, the problem is that theorists have lost track of the precise questions needing answers. I shall propose some answers and sharpen further questions by discussing the notion of automaticity in mental processes.

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