Hearing Voices in Different Cultures

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People suffering from schizophrenia sometimes hear voices. We often assume those voices are malevolent, saying frightening things or even telling people to do bad things. But that’s not necessarily true. A new study suggests that how schizophrenics interact with their voices may reflect where they come from and how they see the world. We talk to one of the study’s lead researchers.

Credits

Guest:
Tanya Luhrmann - anthropologist at Stanford - @tanyaluhrmann

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott