Taking back the brain: Trialling neurofeedback for voice-hearing

Hearing voices (also referred to as 'auditory verbal hallucinations') need not be associated with problems. However, for a number of people, they are. Problems are particularly likely to arise if the voices are frequent, say negative things, and if the person has no control over them. Different people want differ ways to cope with their … Continue reading Taking back the brain: Trialling neurofeedback for voice-hearing

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A Recent Interview with Me

I was recently interviewed by Mathieu Frerejouan for the annually published Alius Bulletin. ALIUS is an international and interdisciplinary research group dedicated to the investigation of all aspects of consciousness, with a specific focus on nonordinary or understudied conscious states traditionally classified as altered states of consciousness Should you be interested, you can read it here: McCarthy-Jones … Continue reading A Recent Interview with Me

Hallucinations and a brain wrinkle?

A recent study I was involved in, led by my colleagues at Cambridge University, found a relation between the length of a specific groove in the frontal lobe of the brain (formally termed the paracingulate sulcus, although dubbed a 'brain wrinkle' by the BBC) and the likelihood that a person diagnosed with schizophrenia will have experienced hallucinations. You can discover more about … Continue reading Hallucinations and a brain wrinkle?