autoscopic hallucination

autoscopic hallucination

the perception of oneself as an external object, which can lead to the delusion that one has a double. Compare: out-of-body experience.
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The distinct representations of Self in dreams, with autoscopic hallucination, also reflects a parallel spectrum of sense of Self in other altered states (hypnosis, mystical or shamanic journeys, meditation) as well as pathological altered states (out of body experience, mindbody dissociation, double Self phenomenon).
In an autoscopic hallucination the observer's perspective is clearly body-centered, the self and body continue to be experienced as united, and the visual image of one's own body appears as a mirror reversal, that is one is looking at an image of one's own body as if in a mirror.
In contrast, autoscopic hallucinations are correlated with damage to the temporo-occipital and parietal-occipital cortex, areas associated with visual processing, but lacking the vestibular input that could create a sensation that one is floating in space.