Funding Opportunity

Hearing the Voice Funding Announcement

Hearing the Voice is an interdisciplinary research project based at Durham University. The project aims to help us better understand the phenomenon of hearing a voice no one else can hear (a phenomenon also referred to as auditory verbal hallucinations), its cognitive-neuroscientific mechanisms, its social, cultural and historical significance, and Read more…

Seminars and Lectures

Avatar therapy for persecutory auditory hallucinations unresponsive to medication – Julian Leff Seminar Thursday 10 November

The Centre for Medical Humanities with the Institute of Advanced Study present Avatar therapy for persecutory auditory hallucinations unresponsive to medication Professor Julian Leff Thursday 10 November, 3pm Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham University DH1 3RQ A special seminar in connection with visiting fellows Professor Marius Romme and Dr Sandra Read more…

Thought Pieces

The Peopled Wound

What does it mean to hear voices that others cannot? (‘auditory verbal hallucinations’ in psychiatric parlance’) Many, perhaps most, would claim it to be a symptom of a brain disease or a mental illness. Indeed, hearing voices is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as a Read more…

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