SciNaPPS Seminar: Self, Non-Self and Schizophrenia
12 October 2012
SciNaPPS - Science, Neurology, and Psychiatry/Psychology Seminars - presents this free seminar on Self, Non-Self and Schizophrenia
Presented by Dr Thomas Whitford
School of Psychology, UNSW
ABSTRACT: Self-generated sensations typically feel less salient than externally-generated sensations, with tickling as a well-known example. An abnormality in this process of sensory self-suppression has been argued to underlie some of the most bizarre yet characteristic symptoms of schizophrenia, in which patients misattribute self-generated actions to external agents. The talk will start with a review of the evidence for sensory self- suppression from the animal and human literature. I will also present electrophysiological and Diffusion-Tensor Imaging data suggesting that schizophrenia patients may show conduction delays in the neural signals ("corollary discharges") that are normally involved in distinguishing between self-generated and externally-generated sensations.
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Location: Level 5 Lecture Theatre, 94 Mallet St, Camperdown.
Contact: Wayne Reid
Phone: (02) 9114 4006
More info: http://sydney.edu.au/bmri/