heterosexual heautoscopy

heterosexual heautoscopy
   A term used to denote a variant of "heautoscopy in which more than one "double or " doppelgänger is perceived, of both sexes. In 2006 the Swiss neurologists Peter Brugger et al. reported a case of heterosexual heautoscopy in a 41-year-old man who saw two male and three female doubles who would mimic all his movements and gestures. His condition was associated etiologically with a tumour in the right insular region of the left temporal lobe.
   Brugger, P., Blanke, O., Regard, M., Bradford, D.T., Landis, Th. (2006). Polyopic heautoscopy: Case report and review of the literature. Cortex, 42, 666-674.

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  • heautoscopy —    Also written as héautoscopy. Both terms stem from the Greek words heautou ( of oneself ) and skopeô (I am looking at). They translate loosely as seeing oneself or seeing [something] of oneself . In the older literature heau toscopy is also… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • polyopic heautoscopy —    The term polyopic heautoscopy comes from the Greek words polus (much, many), opsis (seeing), heautou ( of oneself ), and skopeô (I am looking at). It translates loosely as seeing [something of] oneself in multiple images . The term is used to… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations