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Stephenson College and Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing Postgraduate Seminar

7th May 2014, 17:30 to 19:30, Stephenson Central Meeting Room, Stephenson College, Queen's Campus, Stockton

Stephenson College and the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing are pleased to host the second in a series of Postgraduate Seminars. 

This talk is presented by Mr Peter Moseley, Postgraduate Researcher based in Psychology, who will be discussing "Voices in the noise: investigating the cognitive and neural correlates of inner speech and auditory verbal hallucinations"?


Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) are the experience of hearing a voice in the absence of any speaker. Prominent cognitive models of AVHs have suggested that atypical self-monitoring processes may lead to internal mental events (such as ‘inner speech’) being misattributed to an external source. Furthermore, it has been argued that in the general population, proneness to hallucinations exists on a continuum, ranging from extremely rare to very frequent occurrences of hallucinatory experiences. I will talk about 3 studies I am conducting as part of my PhD, investigating the cognitive and neural mechanisms that underlie AVHs and self-monitoring in a healthy, non-clinical sample.

Refreshments available from 5.00pm in the Stephenson Central Meeting Room. The talk will be follwed by a Scholar's Supper in the Waterside Restaurant at 6.30pm.

If you wish to attend the talk and/or the supper, places are available on a first come, first serve basis please book on-line by clicking here to take you to online booking form by Wednesday 30th April 2014. Please note there is no charge to attend the talk.

For further information on future Stephenson Collegiate Programme Talks and Suppers, please follow this link,

We do hope you will join us and your fellow students.


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