The Voice In Our Heads

Perhaps you have never noticed or even heard it but the majority of us experience a ‘running-commentary-like’ voice within our heads. Vilhauer (2016) says that this Inner Reading Voice (IRV) is an overlooked form of inner-speech that may be important when investigating Auditory Verbal Hallucinations (AVHs).

Vilhauer’s qualitative findings shown that individuals’ routinely experience IRVs either of their own voice or the voice of another. Also, some of the IRVs experienced were reported at uncontrollable.

IRVs may therefore offer us some insight into AVHs within the non-clinical population. To read the full paper click here.

Vilhauer, R. P. (2016). Inner reading voices: An overlooked form of inner speech. Psychosis, 8(1), 37-47.

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