• Auditory verbal hallucinations in persons with and without a need for care 

      Johns, Louise C.; Kompus, Kristiina; Connell, Melissa; Humpston, Clara; Lincoln, Tania M.; Longden, Eleanor; Preti, Antonio; Alderson-Day, Ben; Badcock, Johanna C.; Cella, Matteo; Fernyhough, Charles; McCarthy-Jones, Simon; Peters, Emmanuelle; Raballo, Andrea; Scott, James; Siddi, Sara; Sommer, Iris E.; Larøi, Frank (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014)
      Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) are complex experiences that occur in the context of various clinical disorders. AVH also occur in individuals from the general population who have no identifiable psychiatric or ...
    • Beyond trauma: A multiple pathways approach to auditory hallucinations in clinical and nonclinical populations 

      Luhrmann, Tanya Marie; Alderson-Day, Ben; Bell, Vaughan; Bless, Josef J; Corlett, Philip; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Jones, Nev; Larøi, Frank; Mosley, Peter; Padmavati, Ramachandran; Peters, Emmanuelle; Powers, Albert R.; Waters, Flavie (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-02-01)
      That trauma can play a significant role in the onset and maintenance of voice-hearing is one of the most striking and important developments in the recent study of psychosis. Yet the finding that trauma increases the risk ...
    • A cross-national investigation of hallucination-like experiences in 10 countries: The E-CLECTIC Study 

      Siddi, Sara; Ochoa, Susana; Larøi, Frank; Cella, Matteo; Raballo, Andrea; Saldivia, Sandra; Quijada, Yanet; Laloyaux, Julien Freddy; Rocha, Nuno Barbosa; Lincoln, Tania M.; Schlier, Björn; Ntouros, Evangelos; Bozikas, Vasileios P.; Gawęda, Łukasz; Machado, Sergio; Nardi, Antonio E.; Rodante, Demián; Deshpande, Smita N.; Haro, Josep Maria; Preti, Antonio (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-02-01)
      Hallucination-like experiences (HLEs) are typically defined as sensory perceptions in the absence of external stimuli. Multidimensional tools, able to assess different facets of HLEs, are helpful for a better characterization ...
    • Hallucinations in healthy older adults: An overview of the literature and perspectives for future research 

      Badcock, Johanna C.; Dehon, Hedwige; Larøi, Frank (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-07-07)
      Studies suggest a substantial minority of healthy older adults have hallucinatory experiences, in line with existing evidence on hallucinations in other age groups, though it is still unclear if hallucination prevalence ...
    • Hallucinations in older adults: A practical review 

      Badcock, Johanna C.; Larøi, Frank; Kamp, Karina; Kelsall-Foreman, India; Bucks, Romola S.; Weinborn, Michael; Begemann, Marieke; Taylor, John-Paul; Collerton, Daniel; O'Brien, John T.; El Haj, Mohamad; Ffytche, Dominic; Sommer, Iris Else Clara (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      By 2050, it is estimated that 16% of people will be aged above 65 years, compared with 9% in 2019.1 Population aging is driving increased attention to the physical and mental health needs of older adults. Here, our focus ...
    • The ice in voices: Understanding negative content in auditory-verbal hallucinations 

      Larøi, Frank; Thomas, Neil; Aleman, André; Fernyhough, Charles; Wilkinson, Sam; Deamer, Felicity; McCarthy-Jones, Simon (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-02)
      Negative voice-content is the best sole predictor of whether the hearer of an auditory-verbal hallucination will experience distress/impairment necessitating contact with mental health services. Yet, what causes negative ...
    • Idiographic analyses of motivation and related processes in participants with schizophrenia following a therapeutic intervention for negative symptoms 

      Thonon, Bénédicte; Van Aubel, Evelyne; Lafit, Ginette; Della Libera, Clara; Larøi, Frank (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-09)
      Background Motivational negative symptoms hinder quality of life and daily functioning of individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. A recently developed intervention, Switch, has shown promising effects on negative ...
    • Mapping psychotic-like experiences: Results from an online survey 

      Kusztrits, Isabella; Larøi, Frank; Laloyaux, Julien Freddy; Marquardt, Lynn Anne; Sinkeviciute, Igne; Kjelby, Eirik; Johnsen, Erik; Sommer, Iris Else Clara; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Hirnstein, Marco (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-10-02)
      Suggestions have been made that psychotic‐like experiences (PLEs), such as hallucinatory and delusional experiences, exist on a continuum from healthy individuals to patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. We used the ...
    • No sex difference in an everyday multitasking paradigm 

      Hirnstein, Marco; Larøi, Frank; Laloyaux, Julien Freddy (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-03)
      According to popular beliefs and anecdotes, females best males when handling multiple tasks at the same time. However, there is relatively little empirical evidence as to whether there truly is a sex difference in multitasking ...
    • Potential applications of digital technology in assessment, treatment, and self-help for hallucinations 

      Thomas, Neil; Bless, Josef J; Alderson-Day, Ben; Bell, Imogen H.; Cella, Matteo; Craig, Tom; Delespaul, Philippe; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Laloyaux, Julien Freddy; Larøi, Frank; Lincoln, Tania M.; Schlier, Björn; Urwyler, Prabitha; van den Berg, David; Jardri, Renaud (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      The field of digital mental health is rapidly expanding with digital tools being used in assessment, intervention, and supporting self-help. The application of digital mental health to hallucinations is, however, at a very ...
    • Prevalence of auditory verbal hallucinations in a general population: A group comparison study 

      Kråkvik, Bodil; Larøi, Frank; Kalhovde, Anne Martha; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Kompus, Kristiina; Salvesen, Øyvind; Stiles, Tore C; Vedul-Kjelsås, Einar (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-10)
      The present study was specifically designed to investigate the prevalence of auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) in the general population, and sought to compare similarities and differences regarding socio-demographics, ...
    • Psychometric investigation of the French version of the Aberrant Salience Inventory (ASI): Differentiating patients with psychosis, patients with other psychiatric diagnoses and non-clinical participants 

      Golay, Philippe; Laloyaux, Julien; Moga, Mihaela; Della Libera, Clara; Larøi, Frank; Bonsack, Charles (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-10)
      During the prodromal phase of psychosis, individuals may experience an aberrant attribution of salience to irrelevant stimuli. The concept of aberrant salience has been hypothesized to be a central mechanism in the emergence ...
    • The role of the primary auditory cortex in the neural mechanism of auditory verbal hallucinations 

      Kompus, Kristiina; Falkenberg, Liv Eggset; Bless, Josef J; Johnsen, Erik; Kroken, Rune; Kråkvik, Bodil; Larøi, Frank; Løberg, Else-Marie; Vedul-Kjelsås, Einar; Westerhausen, René; Hugdahl, Kenneth (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2013-04-24)
      Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) are a subjective experience of “hearing voices” in the absence of corresponding physical stimulation in the environment. The most remarkable feature of AVHs is their perceptual quality, ...
    • Temporal Signatures of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations: An App-Based Experience Sampling Study 

      Bless, Josef J; Hjelmervik, Helene; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Gudmundsen, Magne; Larøi, Frank; Holma, Irina; Arola, Anne; Korkeila, Jyrki; Hirnstein, Marco; Marquardt, Lynn Anne; Kusztrits, Isabella; Smelror, Runar; Agartz, Ingrid; Hugdahl, Kenneth (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      The assessment of auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) has traditionally been conducted through (semi-)structured interviews, such as the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scales (PANSS; Kay et al., 1987) and the Psychotic ...