Hallucinations - Inner Speech
Dr. Sukhi Shergill describes some of the problems schizophrenic patients experience in recognizing their own inner speech.
If you stop and just ask anybody â€œwhat are you thinking now?â€ about half the time theyâ€™ll be thinking using words, and thatâ€™s what we describe as inner speech. And we think that when patients with schizophrenia experience auditory hallucinations, what theyâ€™re actually doing, is hearing their own inner speech. But because they have a problem recognizing their own inner speech, theyâ€™re actually attributing it to somebody else. Weâ€™ve got this very nice neuroimaging data from brain scans showing that the Brocaâ€™s area is involved when people are generating this inner speech or when theyâ€™re thinking in words, even when theyâ€™re not actually speaking out loud.
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Dr. Sukhi Shergill explains that Broca’s area is active during auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia.
Dr. Sukhi Shergill discusses the importance of Broca's area to generating speech.
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