Professor Tanya Luhrmann found hallucinatory 'voices' are shaped by local culture

tanya_2.jpg Stanford anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann found that voice-hearing experiences of people with serious psychotic disorders are shaped by local culture – in the United States, the voices are harsh and threatening; in Africa and India, they are more benign and playful. This may have clinical implications for how to treat people with schizophrenia, she suggests. See story on Stanford News.