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  • The experience of feeling or seeing a double or your own body is called autoscopy or heautoscopy.

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  • In a further recent paper published in Cortex, Peter Brugger and colleagues reviewed 14 cases of 'polyopic heautoscopy', where patients experience multiple doubles of their own body.

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  • Metzinger briefly touches on four varieties of autoscopic (self-seeing) phenomena, all of which can be related to distinct areas of the brain: autoscopic hallucination, where the subject sees an image of themselves; the feeling of a presence, where the subject has the strong sense of someone there without seeing anyone; the particularly disturbing heautoscopy, where the subject sees another self and switches back and forth into and out of it, unsure which is 'the real me'; and the better-known

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  • Out-of-body experience; Wikipedia article here.

    June 9, 2016