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Title: Hij of het (ding) denkt, niet ik
Subtitle: Frith over verbale hallucinaties
Author(s): FEYAERTS, Jasper , VANHEULE, Stijn
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Filosofie
Volume: 79 Issue: 2 Date: 2017
In this article we will offer a critical discussion of Frith’s self-monitoring theory as a neurocognitive explanation of auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHS) in schizophrenia. First, the extrapolation of self-monitoring models from movement to thought is discussed and questioned. We will argue that Frith’s model suffers from both an infinite regress and/or an inability to account for the process of thinking. Next, the phenomenological description of avhs as a disturbance of self-agency is reconsidered both on philosophical and empirical grounds. Finally, some suggestions are made for future explanatory models starting from a revised description of AVHS as a disturbance in identification.