The role of top-down processing in psychosis-proneness and established psychosis
The role of top-down processing in psychosis-proneness and established psychosis.
Wednesday 26th September, 16:00-17:00.
Main Lecture Theatre, Sussex Education Centre, Millview Hospital Site, Hove BN3 7HY.
Speaker: Dr Christoph Teufel, Lecturer, Cardiff University.
Abstract: Models of healthy brain function suggest that when we see or hear the world around us, we do not exclusively rely on sensory input to the eyes or ears. Rather, our brain combines this information with expectation and prior knowledge about our environment to generate our visual and auditory experience. The balance of bottom-up and top-down inputs in recreating our environment is critical for healthy brain function. In my talk, I will discuss novel insights, suggesting that an undue reliance on top-down processing contributes to psychosis-proneness. I will present studies from my own lab and provide an overview of recent findings from other groups.
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