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Delusional Misidentification Garry Young

Delusional Misidentification

Garry Young

Published January 1st 2010
ISBN : 9781608769568
Paperback
65 pages
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The aim of this book is to challenge the two-stage models unidirectional approach to explanation -- from neurological disruption, to anomalous experience, to full blown delusion -- which has resulted in the marginalisation of the role played by theMoreThe aim of this book is to challenge the two-stage models unidirectional approach to explanation -- from neurological disruption, to anomalous experience, to full blown delusion -- which has resulted in the marginalisation of the role played by the patients underling phenomenology in accounting for the formation and maintenance of the delusional belief. By comparing the experiences of Capgras and Fr goli patient with those suffering from other related, but non-delusional, facial recognition pathologies, and mapping these differences onto functional disruptions known to occur within the facial recognition system, a description of the delusional patients experience emerges that is necessarily something more than simply anomalous.