Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture

Lunch | Tanya Luhrman | Hearing Voices in California, Chennai, and Acra

Episode Summary

Tanya Luhrman | Hearing Voices in California, Chennai, and Acra

Episode Notes

Psychiatric science presumes that hallucinations are an uninteresting byproduct of psychosis. This comparison of the voices heard by people with schizophrenia suggests that there are significant cultural variations between the voice-hearing experiences, and that these differences may have implications for treatment. The paper argues that the differences arise because of differences in local theories of mind.