input model of hallucinatory activity
   In hallucinations research the term input model is used as a generic term for a group of explanatory models which stress the contribution of information-perception areas in the mediation of hallucinations. The term input model derives from a general information processing model known as the input-output model. This model is conceptualized as a set of rules or laws describing a fixed sequence of preset operations that determine a circuit's output for any given type ofinput. Proceeding on the assumption that "verbal auditory hallucinations (VAH) can be mediated by any part of the so-called inner voice-inner ear circuit, input models of verbal auditory hallucinatory activity emphasize the part played by Wer-nicke's area (i.e. the speech perception area), as well as the effect of exogenous information upon Wernicke's area. In this context, output models emphasize the role of Broca's area (i.e. the speech production area).
   References
   Aleman, A., Laroi, F. (2008). Hallucinations. The science of idiosyncratic perception.New York, NY: American Psychological Association.
   David, A.S., Lucas, P. (1992). Neurological models of auditory hallucinations.In: Delusions and hallucinations in old age. Edited by Katona, C., Levy, R. London: Gaskell.

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