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Study provides mechanistic explanation of psychotic symptoms in young people

June 30, 2020

Schizophrenia symptoms may be the result of increased connections between sensory and language-processing brain areas

Auditory hallucinations, a phenomenon in which people hear voices or other sounds in the absence of external stimuli, are a feature of schizophrenia and some other neuropsychiatric disorders. How they arise in the brain has been unclear, but new research indicates that altered brain connectivity between sensory and cognitive processing areas may be responsible.

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