Common or distinct deficits for auditory and visual hallucinations?
Johanna C. Badcock a1andMurray T. Maybery a2 a1 School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Western Australia; Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry, Graylands Hospital, Claremont, Perth, WA 6901, Australia
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The dual-deficit model of visual hallucinations (Collerton et al. target article) is compared with the dual-deficit model of auditory hallucinations (Waters et al., in press). Differences in cognitive mechanisms described may be superficial. Similarities between these models may provide the basis for a general model of complex hallucinations extended across disorders and modalities, involving shared (overlapping) cognitive processes.