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Call for Participants: Age and Unusual Perceptions

Hearing voices and seeing visions is not a topic of everyday conversation. Many people do not realise that around 1 in 20 of us will experience unusual perceptions at some point in our lives. But do these experiences change as we age? If you are aged 18-30 or 60-75, we’d like to invite you to take part in our study on age and unusual experiences.

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Response roundup to Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

“The most realistic portrayal of mental illness I’ve yet seen in a video game”. Last week saw the release of Ninja Theory’s Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, a new game on PS4 and PC that attempts to simulate some of the experiences associated with psychosis. We round up the reviews here and explain how HtV contributed to its development.

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Call for participants: Imaginary companions and unusual experiences study

Imaginary companions are a phenomenon most commonly observed in young children. It is estimated that between a third and two thirds of children aged 5-12 report experiencing an imaginary friend who they might see, talk to, or play with. For as long as research has been going on the topic, people have asked how having an imaginary companion (IC) might relate to cognitive development and mental health.

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Beckfest 2017

Hearing the Voice team member Dr Guy Dodgson reflects on the themes of this year’s Beckfest in Vancouver. Beckfest is an annual conference for people who are developing and trialling interventions for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Psychosis

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