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Type: Journal article
Title: Dream experience and a revisionist account of delusions of misidentification
Author: Gerrans, P.
Citation: Consciousness and Cognition, 2012; 21(1):217-227
Publisher: Academic Press Inc
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 1053-8100
1090-2376
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Phillip Gerrans
Abstract: Standard accounts of delusion explain them as responses to experience. Cognitive models of feature binding in the face recognition systems explain how experiences of mismatch between feelings of "familiarity" and faces can arise. Similar mismatches arise in phenomena such as déjà and jamais vu in which places and scenes are mismatched to feelings of familiarity. These cognitive models also explain similarities between the phenomenology of these delusions and some dream states which involve mismatch between faces, feelings of familiarity and identities. Given these similarities it makes sense to retain that aspect of the standard account in the face of revisionist arguments that feature binding anomalies which lead to delusions of misidentification are not consciously experienced.
Keywords: Face; Humans; Delusions; Reality Testing; Cognition; Dreams; Deja Vu; Pattern Recognition, Visual; Models, Psychological; Sense of Coherence
Rights: Copyright © 2011 Elsevier
RMID: 0020117322
DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2011.11.003
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