hodological model of hallucinatory activity
   The term hodological model is indebted to the Greek words hodos(path) and logos(word, teaching). It was introduced in or shortly before 2005 by the British neuroscientists Dominic H. ffytche and Marco Catani as a generic name for explanatory models that attribute the mediation of hallucinations primarily to a dysfunction of the connections between specific brain regions, more specifically the connecting white-matter pathways. Some examples of hodological models of hallucinatory activity are the "inner speech model, the " defective corollary discharge model, and the " reperception model. The term hodolog-ical model is used in opposition to "topological model (which is a generic name for explanatory models that attribute the mediation of hallucinations primarily to specific brain structures). The hodological and topological models are integrated into the so-called "hodotopic model of hallucinatory activity.
   References
   ffytche, D.H., Catani, M. (2005). Beyond localization: From hodology to function. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences, 360, 767-779.
   ffytche, D.H. (2008). The hodology of hallucinations. Cortex, 44, 1067-1083.

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  • topological model of hallucinatory activity —    The term topological model is indebted to the Greek words topos (place) and logos (word, teaching). It was introduced in or shortly before 2005 by the British neuroscientists Dominic H. ffytche and Marco Catani as a generic name for… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • hodotopic model of hallucinatory activity —    The term hodotopic model is indebted to the Greek words hodos (path) and topos (place). It was introduced in or shortly before 2005 by the British neuroscientists Dominic H. ffytche and Marco Catani as the name of an explanatory model that… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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