Phenomenology and delusions: Who put the 'alien' in alien control?

Consciousness and Cognition 15 (3):566-577 (2006)
Current models of delusion converge in proposing that delusional beliefs are based on unusual experiences of various kinds. For example, it is argued that the Capgras delusion (the belief that a known person has been replaced by an impostor) is triggered by an abnormal affective experience in response to seeing a known person; loss of the affective response to a familiar person’s face may lead to the belief that the person has been replaced by an impostor (Ellis & Young, 1990). Similarly, the Cotard delusion (which involves the belief that one is dead or unreal in some way) may stem from a general..
Keywords *Cognitions  *Delusions  *Experiences (Events)  *Internal External Locus of Control  *Phenomenology  Models  Psychological Theories
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DOI 10.1016/j.concog.2005.11.008
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