Capgras Delusion

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Darby McDaniel
Mrs. Robertson
AVID 11 Period 2
22 August 2012
The Capgras Delusion
Vocabulary:
1.) Lynch-pin: a central cohesive source of support and stability
Sentence: I suppose you could call my mom my lynch-pin, she’s always got my back. 2.) Neuropsychological: of or concerned with studies the structure and function of the brain as they relate to specific psychological processes and behaviors

Sentence: Capgras Delusion is a type of neuropsychological disorder.
3.) Cognitive: of or pertaining to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning.
Sentence: People use their cognitive skills every day, with reading, math, or communication.
4.) Psychoanalytical: of or relating to or incorporating the methods and theory of psychiatric treatment originated by Sigmund Freud
Sentence: Psychoanalytical pertains to questioning functions of the brain, these theories are originated from Sigmund Freud.
5.) Amygdala: an almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum; intimately connected with the hypothalamus and the hippocampus and the cingulate gyrus; as part of the limbic system it plays an important role in motivation and emotional behavior

Sentence: The amygdala is an imperative piece of the brain, controlling reactions, behavior, and familiarity. Summary:
Capgras Delusion is a disorder of the brain affecting the connection between sight and the temporal lobe, most likely involving the amygdala. As a result, the patient believes familiar people, pets, and places are all ill-intentioned imposters. Others can attempt reasoning with the patient, however, no quantity of debate would convince them otherwise. The patient tries using common sense to counteract their unusual beliefs, but the unfamiliarity is so compelling it cannot be done. This disorder has no correlation to cognitive problems; the patient has no issues with reasoning. In all, Capgras Delusion is a...
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