Exam 4 1-3 - 1 What is the Capgras Delusion(also known as...

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1. What is the Capgras Delusion (also known as Capgras syndrome)? Why does it occur (i.e. what has happened in the brain and why does this cause patients to Theory of emotion. Does the Capgras Delusion support or refute the Two-Factor Theory of emotion? Why or why not? The Capgras delusion is a disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that a friend, spouse or other close family member, has been replaced by an identical-looking impostor. The Capgras delusion is classed as a delusional misidentification syndrome, a class of delusional beliefs that involves the misidentification of people, places or objects. It can occur in acute, transient, or chronic forms. The delusion is most common in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, although it can occur in connection with a number of conditions, including brain injury and dementia. Although the Capgras delusion is commonly called a syndrome, because it can occur as part of, or alongside, various other disorders and conditions, some researchers have argued that it should be considered a symptom, rather than a syndrome or classification in its own right William Hirstein and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran reported similar findings in a paper published
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Exam 4 1-3 - 1 What is the Capgras Delusion(also known as...

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