Multimodal Hallucinations

Hallucinations can occur in different sensory modalities, both simultaneously and serially in time. Hallucinatory experiences occurring in multiple sensory systems—multimodal hallucinations (MMHs)—are more prevalent than previously thought and may have greater adverse impact than unimodal ones, but they remain relatively underresearched. For this project, my aim is to review and discuss: (1) the definition and categorization of both serial and simultaneous MMHs, (2) available assessment tools and how they can be improved, and (3) the explanatory power that current hallucination theories have for MMHs.

Marcella Montagnese
Marcella Montagnese
Postdoctoral Research Associate

My research interests include the application of neuroimaging (fMRI, DWI, EEG) and graph theory to the study of psychopathology and dementia. I mainly work on psychosis both in neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, as well as in schizophrenia. My recent work focuses on using Artificial Intelligence for early dementia detection.

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