doppelganger


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A delusion that a double of a person or place exists elsewhere; it is related to other defects in recognition and suggests organic disease in the non-dominant parietal lobe

doppelgänger

Psychiatry A delusion that a double of a person or place exists elsewhere; it is related to other defects in recognition and suggests organic disease in the nondominant parietal lobe. See Depersonalization disorder, Schizophrenia.
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The shift to Doppelganger will also be accompanied by a return to its initial 1796 definition by the German writer Johann Paul Friedrich Richter: "So heissen Leute, die sich selbst sehen" (42)--such is the name given to people who see their own selves.
But as the doppelganger gradually takes over Liam's life, even infiltrating the O'Leary family home, the businessman teeters on the brink of complete mental breakdown.
Initially the scheme seems foolproof: the doppelganger are well rewarded for their efforts, the book dealers and publishers make money by selling more and more books by Rafik Schami (due to the additional advertising and sevenfold increase in the number of public readings), and the author himself is able to concentrate more fully on his own writing.
The film was made by sports firm Reebok, who are offering People readers 200 free tickets to see Doppelganger at Odeon cinemas next month.
ALL IN A NAME Dublin doppelganger appeals to Lionel
He plays John, a man persuaded to trade lives with his double, Johnny - a move which leads to trouble when his doppelganger returns.
Doppelganger membership has increased more than sevenfold since February 2007, and the average in-world session has grown from 51 minutes in April to 77 minutes in July.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE doppelganger and former N-Sync bandmate JC Chasez wrote this song after enjoying women dancing at clubs.
Based on the hit British sitcom of the same name, which itself was essentially a friskier version of ``Friends,'' the NBC version of ``Coupling'' is raunchier than ``Friends'' but slightly more sanitized than its overseas doppelganger.
The doppelganger dropped into City Hall yesterday for a Brits working in Los Angeles seminar presented by Welsh film director Karl Francis and Cardiff-born LA-based film producer Kevin Yla-Christie.
Markos revealed that the Travellers plan is to put an end to the witches' curse prohibiting them to settle with Sloan (Caitlin McHugh) helping in testing the procedure of undoing the curse with the doppelganger blood.