Journal article

Perceptual biases and metacognition and their association with anomalous self experiences in first episode psychosis

Abigail Wright, Barnaby Nelson, David Fowler, Kathryn Greenwood

Consciousness and Cognition | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2020

Abstract

Anomalous self-experiences have been described as a prerequisite for anomalous perceptual experiences. Later, these anomalous perceptual experiences may then be metacognitively appraised as distressing, maintaining these experiences and later leading to anomalous (delusional) beliefs. This model of anomalous events may potentially be driven by perceptual biases and metacognitive deficits. This cross-sectional study explored the association between perceptual biases, metacognition and anomalous self- and perceptual experiences and delusional beliefs in First Episode Psychosis (FEP) and a matched healthy control sample. Fifty-eight individuals with FEP and seventy-two healthy controls were inc..

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Grants

Awarded by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Economic Social Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Economic Social Research Council, through a PhD studentship awarded to the first author (Reference: ES/J500173/1). BN was supported by an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship.