Leibhafte Bewusstheit
   A German term that translates as 'vivid physical awareness' or 'concrete awareness'. The term leibhafte Bewusstheit was used by the German psychiatrist and philosopher Karl Jaspers (1883-1969) to denote what is generally known as " sensed presence. Both terms are synonyms for somaesthetic doppelgänger, somaesthetic phantom double, false proximate awareness, and Anwesenheit.
   References
   Brugger, P., Regard, M., Landis, Th. (1997). Illusory reduplication of one's own body: Phenomenology and classification of auto-scopic phenomena. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 2, 19-38.
   Jaspers, K. (1997). Generalpsychopathology. Volume 1. Translated by Hoenig, J., Hamilton, M.W. Baltimore, MA: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • sensed presence —    Also known as sense of presence, feeling ofa presence (FOP), idea of a presence, hallucination of presence, false proximate awareness, false bodily awareness, intruder hallucination, somaesthetic phantom double, somaesthetic doppelgänger,… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • vivid physical awareness —    The expression vivid physical awareness is a translation of the German term leibhafte Bewusstheit. The latter term was used by the German psychiatrist and philosopher Karl Jaspers (1883 1969) to denote what is generally known as * sensed… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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