Auditory verbal hallucinations: are they adequately described by current cognitive models? (Dr Paul Allen)


Dr Paul Allen challenges current thinking on the aetiology of auditory verbal hallucinations, describing how current cognitive and physiological models may be insufficient to account for these internal experiences.


Date published: 26 February 2007

Audio running time: 19 minutes

Credits: 0.75


Learning outcomes


By successfully completing this module, we hope that you will gain:


  • an understanding of the basic phenomenology of auditory verbal hallucinations


  • an awareness of the various cognitive theories of hallucinations and the empirical support for these models


  • a basic understanding of the neural substrate of speech and language processing and how this relates to the experience of auditory verbal hallucination


  • an awareness of the limitations in current theories of auditory verbal hallucination.


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Please note: This podcast was recorded in 2007. Please be aware that some of the material covered and/or guidance may have changed.
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