from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A distortion of memory in which fantasy and objective experience are confused.
- n. An inability to recall the meanings of common words.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An inability to distinguish between real memories and dreams or fantasies
- n. An inability to remember the meaning of common words
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One's believing that he remembers things when he has never experienced them; false memory.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (psychiatry) a disorder of memory in which dreams or fantasies are confused with reality
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This "paramnesia" theory suggests that the original event was somehow linked to distress and was being suppressed from conscious recognition, no longer accessible to memory.
Reduplicative paramnesia is the delusional belief that a place exists in two or more locations simultaneously and has been the inspiration for the project where we will try and get participants to hold contrasting and contradictory memories of a past location in mind, while experiencing movement through a current space.
I'll be talking about the science and neuropsychology of reduplicative paramnesia and we'll both be discussing how we've found trying to combine our disciplines to better understand space and location, as well as unusual states of mind.
During the coming week, artist Simon Pope and I will be giving a couple of talks on Walking Here and There - an art / science collaboration project that aims to investigate the interaction of place and memory in psychosis, and particularly reduplicative paramnesia, the delusional belief that a place exists in two or more locations simultaneously.
From a Wikipedia article on reduplicative paramnesia I've just created.
Reduplicative paramnesia is the delusional belief that a place or location has been duplicated, existing in two or more places simultaneously, or that it has been 'relocated' to another site.
A consultant, however, suggested that the acute and late onset in an otherwise psychiatrically well person, the delusions of impostors (Capgras syndrome) and real and false neighborhoods (reduplicative paramnesia), and her difficulties finding her way about the unit (spatial disorientation) possibly indicated a nondominant parietal lobe stroke.
Another related phenomenon is reduplicative paramnesia, in which a patient, usually with posterior nondominant hemisphere dysfunction, manifests a delusion that a duplicate of a person or place exists elsewhere (Doppelganger phenomenon) (184).
She told me her name but paramnesia is odd: recognition is present but recall can't just be switched on like that.
Many hypnotherapeutic techniques such as amnesia, hypermnesia, progression, paramnesia, automatic writing, dream induction, regression, production of experimental conflicts and crystal or mirror gazing require a somnambulistic state.