Auditory Hallucinations of Hearing Voices in 375 Normal Subjects

  title={Auditory Hallucinations of Hearing Voices in 375 Normal Subjects},
  author={Thomas B. Posey and Mary E. Losch},
  journal={Imagination, Cognition and Personality},
  pages={113 - 99}
Jaynes' elaborate theory of the evolution of human consciousness speculates that unconscious language use by the right hemisphere produced frequent auditory hallucinations in primitive people [1]. Jaynes offers some explanation as to why hearing voices would now be less common. It is parsimonious, however, to predict that hearing voices is still common, although usually unreported, in the modern normal population. Some clinical literature gives support to this prediction. This study tested the… 

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