Explaining the symptoms of schizophrenia: Abnormalities in the awareness of action

  title={Explaining the symptoms of schizophrenia: Abnormalities in the awareness of action},
  author={Chris D Frith and Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Daniel M. Wolpert},
  journal={Brain Research Reviews},
We propose that the primary cognitive deficit associated with delusions of control is a lack of awareness of certain aspects of motor control. This problem arises because of a failure in the mechanism by which the predicted consequences of an action are derived from a forward model based on the intended sequence of motor commands. This problem leads to a number of behavioural consequences, such as a lack of central error correction, many of which have been observed in patients with delusions of… CONTINUE READING
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