Referential delusions of communication and interpretations of gestures.

  title={Referential delusions of communication and interpretations of gestures.},
  author={Sandra Bucci and Mike Startup and Paula Wynn and Amanda K Baker and Terry J Lewin},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  volume={158 1},
Gestures are an important aspect of non-verbal communication, but people with schizophrenia have poor comprehension of them. However, the tests of gesture comprehension that have been used present only scenes in which interpersonal meaning is communicated, though there is evidence that people with psychotic disorders tend to perceive communications where none were intended. Such mistakes about non-verbal behaviour are the hallmark of a subtype of delusions of reference identified as delusions… CONTINUE READING
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