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The brain’s conversation with itself : neural substrates of dialogic inner speech.

Alderson-Day, B. and Weis, S. and McCarthy-Jones, S. and Moseley, P. and Smailes, D. and Fernyhough, C. (2016) 'The brain’s conversation with itself : neural substrates of dialogic inner speech.', Social cognitive and affective neuroscience., 11 (1). pp. 110-120.

Abstract

Inner speech has been implicated in important aspects of normal and atypical cognition, including the development of auditory hallucinations. Studies to date have focused on covert speech elicited by simple word or sentence repetition, while ignoring richer and arguably more psychologically significant varieties of inner speech. This study compared neural activation for inner speech involving conversations (‘dialogic inner speech’) with single-speaker scenarios (‘monologic inner speech’). Inner speech-related activation differences were then compared with activations relating to Theory-of-Mind (ToM) reasoning and visual perspective-taking in a conjunction design. Generation of dialogic (compared with monologic) scenarios was associated with a widespread bilateral network including left and right superior temporal gyri, precuneus, posterior cingulate and left inferior and medial frontal gyri. Activation associated with dialogic scenarios and ToM reasoning overlapped in areas of right posterior temporal cortex previously linked to mental state representation. Implications for understanding verbal cognition in typical and atypical populations are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Monologue, Dialogue, fMRI, Auditory verbal hallucinations, Covert speech.
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsv094
Publisher statement:© The Author (2015). Published by Oxford University Press. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Date accepted:13 July 2015
Date deposited:20 August 2015
Date of first online publication:20 July 2015
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