- Also known as diplohaptia. The term synchiria comes from the Greek words sun (together) and cheir (hand). It was introduced in or shortly before 1907 by the Welsh neurologist and psychoanalyst Alfred Ernest Jones (1879-1958) to denote a disorder of tactile function in which unilateral tactile stimulation produces bilateral tactile sensations. Conceptually as well as phe-nomenologically, synchiria is considered a variant of * allachaesthesia and * allochiria. It should not be confused with * phantom alloaesthesia.ReferencesCritchley, M. (1953). The parietal lobes. London:Edward Arnold & Co. Jones, E. (1907). The precise diagnostic value of allochiria. Brain, 30, 490-532.
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synchiria — SYN: syncheiria. * * * syn·chi·ria (sin kiґre ə) [syn + chir + ia] dyschiria in which a stimulus applied to one side of the body is referred to both sides … Medical dictionary
syncheiria — A form of dyscheiria in which the subject refers a stimulus applied to one side of the body to both sides. SYN: synchiria. [syn + G. cheir, hand] … Medical dictionary
allachaesthesia — Also known as allachesthesia, allesthesia, allaesthesia, allochaesthesia, allochesthesia, alloesthesia, and atopognosis. The term allachaesthesia comes from the Greek words allache (elsewhere) and aisthanesthai (to notice, to perceive). It… … Dictionary of Hallucinations
diplohaptia — see synchiria … Dictionary of Hallucinations
dyschiria — dys·chi·ria (dis kiґre ə) [dys + chir + ia] derangement of the power to tell which side of the body has been touched; see allochiria and synchiria … Medical dictionary