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The phenomenology of hearing voices

Nev Jones
Director of Research, Felton Institute
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 05:30

Department of Anthropology
Main Quad - Building 50
Room 51A (Colloquium Room)


How auditory are auditory hallucinations? How alien? This talk presents a phenomenological analysis of voice hearing among persons with psychosis based on extensive interviewing and survey research. I find that when one listen carefully to these experiences one finds that the experience is far more complex than our clinical preconceptions lead us to expect.


Nev Jones is Director of Research and Evaluation at Felton Institute in San Francisco. She holds a doctorate in Psychology from De Paul University, and was a Culture and Mind Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford. She is emerging as one of the leading scholars on the phenomenology of psychosis.