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Creativity: Schizophrenia's 'Missing Link'?

24 October 2020

This study examines formal thought disorder in schizophrenia and its potential links to creativity in language. The project is a collaboration between Manchester Metropolitan University and Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust. I'm seeking people aged 18 and above with no history of having taken antidepressant, antipsychotic, and/or mood-stabilising medication. Participation involves a five-minute cognitive assessment, a ten-minute experiment, and a fifteen-minute interview.


  • Aged eighteen or above
  • No history of having taken antipsychotic, antidepressant, and/or mood-stabilising medication
  • No formal diagnosis of any neurological condition(s)

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Ethical approval

This study (IRAS ID 225295) has been reviewed an approved by both the Health Research Authority and the Manchester Metropolitan University.

About the researcher

My name's Oli. I'm a language and communication scientist: pragmatics, corpus linguistics, clinical linguistics, psycholinguistics, and formal thought disorder.

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