- illusory movement of limbs
- Also known as motor illusion. Both terms are used to denote a type of "kinaesthetic hallucination characterized by the illusory sensation of movement of one or more body parts, while these are actually at rest. As noted by the British neurologist Macdonald Critchley (1900-1997), illusory movement of paralysed limbs is associated with lesions affecting the parietal lobe. As Critch-ley maintains, "The patient may entertain that one of his limbs is completely detached from his own body and occupies some position nearby or afar. Or the patient may imagine his affected limb to be moving when it is actually immobile. Such an idea may be illusory or delusional; it can occur in episodic fashion, or it can be continual." Conceptually as well as phenomenologically, illusory movement of limbs would seem to lie on a continuum with neglect, "personification, and "illusory displacement of limbs.ReferencesCritchley, M. (1965). Disorders of corporeal awareness in parietal disease.In: The body percept. Edited by Wapner, S., Werner, H. New York, NY: Random House.
Dictionary of Hallucinations. J.D. Blom. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
illusory displacement of limbs — A term used to denote an illusory sensation in which a paralytic limb is perceived as being detached from the rest of the body. This phenomenon has been described in cases of hemi plegia. As noted by the British neurologist Macdonald Critchley … Dictionary of Hallucinations
kinaesthetic hallucination — Also known as kinesthetic hallucination, kinaesthetic illusion, and hallucination of motion. The term kinaesthetic hallucination is indebted to the Greek words kinèsis (movement) and aisthèsis (feeling). In a broad sense, it is used to denote… … Dictionary of Hallucinations
motor illusion — Also known as motor sensation and illusory movement. The term motor illusion is indebted to the Latin noun motio, which means movement. It is used to denote a * kinaesthetic hallucination characterized by the illusory sensation of movement of… … Dictionary of Hallucinations
body schema illusion — Also known as body schema disturbance, *somato éidolie, *disorder of corporeal awareness, illusion of corporeal transformation, and illusion of corporeal displacement. All six terms are used to denote an illusory change in the size, relation,… … Dictionary of Hallucinations
Proprioception — Kinesthetics redirects here. For the album by Scott Kinsey, see Kinesthetics (album). The cerebellum is largely responsible for coordinating the unconscious aspects of proprioception. Proprioception (pronounced /ˌproʊpri.ɵˈsɛpʃən/ … Wikipedia
Out-of-body experience — Artist s depiction of the separation stage of an out of body experience, which often precedes free movement. An out of body experience (OBE or sometimes OOBE) is an experience that typically involves a sensation of floating outside of one s body… … Wikipedia
Phantom limb — For other uses, see Phantom limb (disambiguation). Phantom limb Classification and external resources ICD 10 G54.6 G54.7 ICD … Wikipedia
Empedocles — M.R.Wright INTRODUCTION Empedocles was a native of Acragas (Agrigento) in Sicily, a Doric colony founded on the south coast of the island in the sixth century BC, which soon grew to rival Syracuse in its prosperity. A line of temples, many of… … History of philosophy
dualism — dualist, n., adj. /dooh euh liz euhm, dyooh /, n. 1. the state of being dual or consisting of two parts; division into two. 2. Philos. a. the view that there are just two mutually irreducible substances. Cf. monism, pluralism. b. the view that… … Universalium
painting, Western — ▪ art Introduction history of Western painting from its beginnings in prehistoric times to the present. Painting, the execution of forms and shapes on a surface by means of pigment (but see also drawing for discussion of depictions in … Universalium