Hallucinations in schizophrenia, sensory impairment, and brain disease: A unifying model

  title={Hallucinations in schizophrenia, sensory impairment, and brain disease: A unifying model},
  author={R. P. Behrendt and Claire Young},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  pages={771 - 787}
Based on recent insight into the thalamocortical system and its role in perception and conscious experience, a unified pathophysiological framework for hallucinations in neurological and psychiatric conditions is proposed, which integrates previously unrelated neurobiological and psychological findings. Gamma-frequency rhythms of discharge activity from thalamic and cortical neurons are facilitated by cholinergic arousal and resonate in networks of thalamocortical circuits, thereby transiently… 
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