Working Groups and Publications

Every two years, working groups are formed with the objective of conducting a systematic investigation on a particular research topic relating to hallucinations or a related experience.

Groups work together towards a comprehensive summative report which is presented at a binnual ICHR meeting (the next being 2019, Durham University UK), and which includes the most salient findings and recommendations for future research and treatment.

Working group themes must (1) relate to voices, visions, other hallucinations, or a related experience, (2) present a significant development and advance in concept, and (3) have translational implications into important outcomes in science or clinical practice.

The methodology varies between groups and research questions, and may include the development of new research or clinical tools, empirical data, clinical development with an evidence-base, pooling of data, literature including synthesis and critical analysis.  New empirical evidence is strongly recommended and encouraged.

Working groups reports

Thomas, N., Rossell, S. L., & Waters, F. (2016). The changing face of hallucination research: the International Consortium on Hallucination Research (ICHR) 2015 meeting report. Schizophrenia bulletin, 42.4 (2015): 891-895
2016 Introduction Advancing Our Understanding of Hallucinations

Alderson-Day, B., Diederen, K., Fernyhough, C., Ford, J. M., Horga, G., Margulies, D. S., McCarthy-Jones, S., Northoff, G., Shine, J.M., Turner, J. and van de Ven, V . (2016). Auditory Hallucinations and the Brain’s Resting-State Networks: Findings and Methodological Observations. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 42(5), pp.1110-1123.
2016 Hallucinations and the Brain’s Resting State Networks

Jardri, R., Hugdahl, K., Hughes, M., Brunelin, J., Waters, F., Alderson-Day, B., Smailes, D., Sterzer, P., Corlett, P.R., Leptourgos, P. and Debbané, M., 2016.  Are hallucinations due to an imbalance between excitatory and inhibitory influences on the brain?. Schizophrenia bulletin, 42(5), pp.1124-1134.
2016 Are Hallucinations due to Imbalance of Excitatory and Inhibitory influences

Waters, F., Blom, J. D., Dang-Vu, T. T., Cheyne, A. J., Alderson-Day, B., Woodruff, P., & Collerton, D. (2016). What is the Link Between Hallucinations, Dreams, and Hypnagogic–Hypnopompic Experiences?. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 42(5), 1098-1109.
2016 Link between Hallucinations Sleep Dreams Hypnagogic Hypnapompic

Waters, F., Woods, A. and Fernyhough, C., 2014. Report on the 2nd international consortium on hallucination research: evolving directions and top-10 “hot spots” in hallucination research. Schizophrenia bulletin, 40(1), pp.24-27.
2014 Top 10 Hot Spots in Hallucination Research

Larøi, F., Luhrmann, T.M., Bell, V., Christian Jr, W.A., Deshpande, S., Fernyhough, C., Jenkins, J. and Woods, A., 2014. Culture and hallucinations: overview and future directions. Schizophrenia bulletin, 40(Suppl_4), pp.S213-S220.
2014 Culture and Hallucinations

Thomas, N., Hayward, M., Peters, E., van der Gaag, M., Bentall, R.P., Jenner, J., Strauss, C., Sommer, I.E., Johns, L.C., Varese, F. and García-Montes, J.M., 2014. Psychological therapies for auditory hallucinations (voices): current status and key directions for future research. Schizophrenia bulletin, 40(Suppl_4), pp.S202-S212
2014 Psychological therapies for auditory hallucinations

Jardri, R., Bartels-Velthuis, A.A., Debbané, M., Jenner, J.A., Kelleher, I., Dauvilliers, Y., Plazzi, G., Demeulemeester, M., David, C.N., Rapoport, J. and Dobbelaere, D., 2014. From phenomenology to neurophysiological understanding of hallucinations in children and adolescents. Schizophrenia bulletin, 40(Suppl_4), pp.S221-S232
2014 Children and Adolescents From Phenomenology to Neurophysiology

Corstens, D., Longden, E., McCarthy-Jones, S., Waddingham, R. and Thomas, N., 2014. Emerging perspectives from the Hearing Voices Movement: implications for research and practice. Schizophrenia bulletin, 40(Suppl_4), pp.S285-S294.
2014 Hearing Voices Movement Emerging Perspectives

Johns, L.C., Kompus, K., Connell, M., Humpston, C., Lincoln, T.M., Longden, E., Preti, A., Alderson-Day, B., Badcock, J.C., Cella, M. and Fernyhough, C., 2014. Auditory verbal hallucinations in persons with and without a need for care. Schizophrenia bulletin, 40(Suppl_4), pp.S255-S264
2014 Hallucinations in Persons With and Without the Need for Care

Woodward, T.S., Jung, K., Hwang, H., Yin, J., Taylor, L., Menon, M., Peters, E., Kuipers, E., Waters, F., Lecomte, T. and Sommer, I.E., 2014. Symptom dimensions of the psychotic symptom rating scales in psychosis: a multisite study. Schizophrenia bulletin, 40(Suppl_4), pp.S265-S274.
2014 PSYRATS Symptom Dimensions

McCarthy-Jones, S., Thomas, N., Strauss, C., Dodgson, G., Jones, N., Woods, A., Brewin, C.R., Hayward, M., Stephane, M., Barton, J. and Kingdon, D., 2014. Better than mermaids and stray dogs? Subtyping auditory verbal hallucinations and its implications for research and practice. Schizophrenia bulletin, 40(Suppl_4), pp.S275-S284.
2014 Subtyping AVH and Implications for Research

Ford, J.M., Morris, S.E., Hoffman, R.E., Sommer, I., Waters, F., McCarthy-Jones, S., Thoma, R.J., Turner, J.A., Keedy, S.K., Badcock, J.C. and Cuthbert, B.N., 2014. Studying hallucinations within the NIMH RDoC framework. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40(Suppl_4), pp.S295-S304.
2014 Studying Hallucinations within NIMH RDoC Framwork

Waters, F., Collerton, D., Ffytche, D.H., Jardri, R., Pins, D., Dudley, R., Blom, J.D., Mosimann, U.P., Eperjesi, F., Ford, S. and Larøi, F., 2014. Visual hallucinations in the psychosis spectrum and comparative information from neurodegenerative disorders and eye disease. Schizophrenia bulletin, 40(Suppl_4), pp.S233-S245.
2014 Visual Hallucinations Psychosis Neurodegenerative Disorders Eye Disease

 Woods, A., Jones, N., Bernini, M., Callard, F., Alderson-Day, B., Badcock, J.C., Bell, V., Cook, C.C., Csordas, T., Humpston, C. and Krueger, J., 2014. Interdisciplinary approaches to the phenomenology of auditory verbal hallucinations. Schizophrenia bulletin, 40(Suppl_4), pp.S246-S254.
2014 Interdisciplinary Approaches Phenomenology AVH

Ffytche, D.H. and Wible, C.G., 2014. From tones in tinnitus to sensed social interaction in schizophrenia: how understanding cortical organization can inform the study of hallucinations and psychosis. Schizophrenia bulletin, 40(Suppl_4), pp.S305-S316.
2014 Understanding Cortical Organization from Tones to Sensed Social Interactions

Waters, F., Allen, P., Aleman, A., Fernyhough, C., Woodward, T.S., Badcock, J.C., Barkus, E., Johns, L., Varese, F., Menon, M. and Vercammen, A., 2012. Auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia and nonschizophrenia populations: a review and integrated model of cognitive mechanisms. Schizophrenia bulletin, 38(4), pp.683-693.
2012 Cognitive mechanisms of hallucinations schizophrenia and nonschizophrenia

Ford, J.M., Dierks, T., Fisher, D.J., Herrmann, C.S., Hubl, D., Kindler, J., Koenig, T., Mathalon, D.H., Spencer, K.M., Strik, W. and van Lutterveld, R., 2012. Neurophysiological studies of auditory verbal hallucinations. Schizophrenia bulletin, 38(4), pp.715-723.
2012 Neurophysiological Studies of Auditory Hallucinations

Larøi, F., Sommer, I.E., Blom, J.D., Fernyhough, C., Ffytche, D.H., Hugdahl, K., Johns, L.C., McCarthy-Jones, S., Preti, A., Raballo, A. and Slotema, C.W., 2012. The characteristic features of auditory verbal hallucinations in clinical and nonclinical groups: state-of-the-art overview and future directions. Schizophrenia bulletin, 38(4), pp.724-733.
2012 Characteristics Features of AVH in Clinical and NonClinical Groups

Allen, P., Modinos, G., Hubl, D., Shields, G., Cachia, A., Jardri, R., Thomas, P., Woodward, T., Shotbolt, P., Plaze, M. and Hoffman, R., 2012. Neuroimaging auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia: from neuroanatomy to neurochemistry and beyond. Schizophrenia bulletin, 38(4), pp.695-703.
2012 Neuroimaging auditory hallucinations

Sommer, I.E., Slotema, C.W., Daskalakis, Z.J., Derks, E.M., Blom, J.D. and van der Gaag, M., 2012. The treatment of hallucinations in schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Schizophrenia bulletin, 38(4), pp.704-714.
2012 Treatment of Hallucinations in Schizophrenia

Waters, F., Aleman, A., Fernyhough, C. and Allen, P., 2012. Report on the inaugural meeting of the International Consortium on Hallucination Research: a clinical and research update and 16 consensus-set goals for future research. Schizophrenia bulletin, 38(2), pp.258-262.
2012 Report Update and 16 Consensus Set Goals

Waters, F., 2012. Multidisciplinary approaches to understanding auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia and nonschizophrenia populations: the International Consortium on Hallucination Research. Schizophrenia bulletin, 38(4), pp.693-694.