Reduced integrity of the left arcuate fasciculus is specifically associated with auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia

@article{McCarthyJones2015ReducedIO,
  title={Reduced integrity of the left arcuate fasciculus is specifically associated with auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia},
  author={Simon McCarthy-Jones and Lena K. L. Oestreich and Thomas J. Whitford},
  journal={Schizophrenia Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={162},
  pages={1-6}
}
BACKGROUND Schizophrenia patients with auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) have reduced structural integrity in the left arcuate fasciculus (AFL) compared to healthy controls. However, it is neither known whether these changes are specific to AVH, as opposed to hallucinations or schizophrenia per se, nor how radial and/or axial diffusivity are altered. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that reductions to the structural integrity of the AFL are specifically associated with AVH in… CONTINUE READING