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Capgras Delusion

  • By: Garry Young
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

First described by Jean Marie Joseph Capgras and Jean Reboul-Lachaux in 1923, the Capgras delusion is one of several rare psychiatric disorders whose symptoms share a common theme—delusional misidentification. It is a universal condition that affects ...