Connectivity issues of the ‘hallucinating’ brain

Stefania Benetti*, William Pettersson-Yeo, Andrea Mechelli

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Imaging studies of structural and functional/effective connectivity in the hallucinating brain has provided evidence for the notion that the neurobiological mechanisms underlying hallucinations and their complex and diverse phenomenology cannot be understood solely in terms of localised structural and functional abnormalities. Connectivity impairment has become central to a number of contemporary neurobiological theories of hallucinations, including those which focus on brain networks implicated in attention and perception, language, and self-monitoring. In this chapter we review the relevant functional and structural neuroimaging literature and discuss the limitations of the currently available methods as well as the main challenges for future research on the hallucinating brain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Neuroscience of Hallucinations
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781461441212
ISBN (Print)9781461441205
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


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