Schizophrenia: A disorder of affective consciousness
SourceBehavioral and Brain Sciences, 27, 6, (2004), pp. 804-805
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SW OZ DCC CO
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
SubjectAction, intention, and motor control
Behrendt & Young (B&Y) propose an explanation for schizophrenia in terms of a cortical default in the interaction between consciousness and cognition. However, schizophrenia more likely involves miscommunication between subcortical and cortical affective circuits in the brain, a default in the interaction between consciousness and emotion. The typical “affective” nature of hallucinations in schizophrenia provides compelling evidence for subcortical involvement.
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