A possible key role of vision in the development of schizophrenia

  title={A possible key role of vision in the development of schizophrenia},
  author={No{\'e}mi Cs{\'a}sz{\'a}r and G{\'a}bor Kap{\'o}cs and Istv{\'a}n B{\'o}kkon},
  journal={Reviews in the Neurosciences},
  pages={359 - 379}
Abstract Based on a brief overview of the various aspects of schizophrenia reported by numerous studies, here we hypothesize that schizophrenia may originate (and in part be performed) from visual areas. In other words, it seems that a normal visual system or at least an evanescent visual perception may be an essential prerequisite for the development of schizophrenia as well as of various types of hallucinations. Our study focuses on auditory and visual hallucinations, as they are the most… 
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