Monthly Archives: February 2013

My Strange Brain (Capgras’ Syndrome)

This documentary covers several neurological syndromes that involve confabulation (basically, confidently saying things that are likely to be false). It features a snippet of me describing the older Capgras’ theory that V. S. Ramachandran and I affirmed in “Capgras Syndrome: A Novel Probe…” Recently I have devised a more specific version of this theory that I call the mindreading theory of misidentification (See “The Misidentification Syndromes as Mindreading Disorders”).

Documentary on autism

This television documentary on autism. called “The Invisible Wall,” features the research described in “Autonomic Reactions of Autistic Children….”  It aired originally on the Discovery Channel, April, 2001.

New Scientist article on Capgras’ syndrome

This article covers my paper with V. S. Ramachandran, “Capgras Syndrome: A Novel Probe….” “This is Not My Beautiful Wife…,” by Rory Johnston, New Scientist magazine, March 22, 1997.

Scientific American Mind article

This article describe my research on Capgras’ syndrome. “Alien Friends,” by Thomas Grüter and Ulrich Kraft, Scientific American Mind, 2005, 16(1): 58-63.