Autoscopy (literally "seeing oneself ") is a visual hallucination of ones own face, sometimes with upper body or entire body, likened to seeing oneself in a mirror (hence mirror hallucination). The hallucinated image is a mirror image, i.e., shows left-right reversal as in a mirror image. Unlike heautoscopy, there is a coincidence of egocentric and body-centered perspectives. Autoscopy may be associated with parieto-occipital space-occupying lesions, epilepsy, and migraine.


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Hallucination; Heautoscopy