somatoparaphrenia


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somatoparaphrenia

(sō″mă-tŏ-par″ă-frē′nē-ă) [ somato- + para- + -phrenia]
In patients with unilateral brain damage, the delusion that the side of the body opposite the brain injury does not belong to the patient.
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Frederique de Vignemont carefully considers recent empirical work suggesting that bodily self-ascriptions are not IEM, including the Rubber Hand Illusion and variants, cases of people suffering from somatoparaphrenia (the delusion that a part of one's body--typically a limb--does not belong to one), and more generally evidence showing that our knowledge of our own bodies is multimodal.