The misidentification syndromes as mindreading disorders.

  title={The misidentification syndromes as mindreading disorders.},
  author={William Hirstein},
  journal={Cognitive neuropsychiatry},
  volume={15 1},
The patient with Capgras' syndrome claims that people very familiar to him have been replaced by impostors. I argue that this disorder is due to the destruction of a representation that the patient has of the mind of the familiar person. This creates the appearance of a familiar body and face, but without the familiar personality, beliefs, and thoughts. The posterior site of damage in Capgras' is often reported to be the temporoparietal junction, an area that has a role in the mindreading… CONTINUE READING