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We argue that thought insertion primarily involves a disruption of the sense of ownership for thoughts and that the lack of a sense of agency is but a consequence of this disruption. We defend the hypothesis that this disruption of the sense of ownership stems from a failure in the online integration of the contextual information related to a thought, in(More)
12 Keywords: 13 Schizophrenia 14 Thought insertion 15 Sense of ownership 16 Sense of agency 17 Decontextualized thoughts 18 Causal–contextual information integration 19 2 0 a b s t r a c t 21 We argue that thought insertion primarily involves a disruption of the sense of ownership 22 for thoughts and that the lack of a sense of agency is but a consequence(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o It is expected that natural selection has endowed our auditory apparatus with the ability to adaptively prioritize information that is crucial for survival and reproduction, such as vocal emotional signals emitted by our conspecifics, even in a noisy and dynamic natural environment (signals progressively emerge or fade away in noise as(More)
In this paper I discuss an intriguing and relatively little studied symptomatic expression of schizophrenia known as experiences of activity in which patients form the delusion that they can control some external events by the sole means of their mind. I argue that experiences of activity result from patients being prone to aberrantly infer causal relations(More)
People with schizophrenia are known to exhibit difficulties in the updating of their current belief states even in the light of disconfirmatory evidence. In the present study we tested the hypothesis that people with schizophrenia could also manifest perceptual inflexibility, or difficulties in the updating of their current sensory states. The presence of(More)
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