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  • n. The experience of seeing one's body from the outside while awake, as if disembodied.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medicine, the examination of one's self, as by the autoscope or the autolaryngoscope.


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

    Mind Hacks: September 2006 Archives

  • Out-of-body experience and autoscopy of neurological origin.

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  • However, not all patients with autoscopy report their experiences as malign, and it may be that the effect of the anaesthetics (known to induce paranoia in some), epilepsy (also linked to risk for psychosis) or the stress of the operation, may have given an unpleasant or malign twist to the experience which might not be directly linked to the disruption of the proposed brain mechanism itself.

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  • "I just know who i am, have no idea where i'm going" ... it's an autoscopy and the fact that one doesn't own his destiny completely, and there's nobody in the world that has everything figured out ...

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