Delusional people see the world through their mind’s eye

Research conducted by neuroscientists in Germany examined the relationship between delusional tendencies and perception.

They found that healthy adults who scored highly on a delusional questionnaire had unstable perceptions about the world, and that brain images of these people showed an overly strong functional connectivity between their frontal lobes and their visual cortex. This suggests that delusions do not only affect individual’s thoughts and beliefs - but actually the way their brain processes visual information.

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