Imagination, delusion and hallucinations

In Max Coltheart & Martin Davies (eds.), Mind and Language. Blackwell. 168-183 (2000)
Abstract
Chris Frith has argued that a loss of the sense of agency is central to schizophrenia. This suggests a connection between hallucinations and delusions on the one hand, and the misidentification of the subject’s imaginings as perceptions and beliefs on the other. In particular, understanding the mechanisms that underlie imagination may help us to explain the puzzling phenomena of thought insertion and withdrawal. Frith sometimes states his argument in terms of a loss of metarepresentational capacity in schizophrenia. I argue that this formulation is unhelpful
Keywords Cognitive Science  Delusion  Hallucination  Imagination  Science
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