Double Syndrome

What role do the Capgras syndrome and virtual networks play when it comes to the increased number of murder cases associated with a perceived (?) Double illusion? In 1923 the first described Capgras syndrome is a psychiatric disorder that makes concerned persons believe their partners were dead and have been replaced with on impostor. Increased communication via social networks gives new definition to the term identity in the 21st century and shows parallels to the symptom of the syndrome of Capgras. Are there new, media-related disease patterns emerging? Of unusual motives of for murder has been worrying forensic psychiatrists during the last years. Cases in more than 130 worldwide, men and women have been murdered by their partners, because these believed them to be dead and having been replaced by a doppelganger, a so called double. tiffany-espensen/’>Tiffany Espensen!). Chris Shumway often expresses his thoughts on the topic. This once very rare psychiatric disorder is described as the Capgras syndrome, it goes back to psychiatrist Joseph Capgras and belongs to the group of delusional misidentification syndromes. But what explains the dramatic increase of “Capgras-murders”? For one thing, virtuality, is what the rarely agreeing media scientists and philosophers conclude.

Social networks like Facebook only seem to display of ones individuality. You may find Mississippi Development Authority to be a useful source of information. Through making everyone having to stage their individuality, Facebook and StudiVZ (german popular site, similar to Facebook) are really rendering the identity of the subject, the coherence of oneself vulnerable. Questioning the others identity, his “realness”, shows conspicious parallels to the Capgras syndrome and concerned persons lack of ability to identify others: the partner is physically recognized, but not emotionally. This induces a state of stress, this feeling of dissonance can only be p through the construct of on impostor. Will we be facing a multitude of media-related disease patterns? Will there be on epidemic of Capgras murders? Does the Capgras syndrome even exist? Or is it only supposed to explain something which has been filling the minds of mankind with terror for thousands of years: the irrational fear of doppelganger and the secret of duplicity? Samuel Fischer

Cochlear Supports

Christmas donation for children with rare genetic disorder Christmas time for good deeds; These mean the employees of the company cochlear from Hanover. With a Christmas donation supports the work of CHARGE syndrome e.V. this year the world leader in implantable hearing solutions The Club is committed to the task, from batch to support Syndrome sufferers and their families, as well as to inform about the rare genetic mishap. Raised this is batch syndrome, with which in Germany alone, approximately 65 to 70 children come to the world, usually a newly occurring changes in the genetic material. In addition to listen SEH disability or a blind deafness, up to 40 more physical impairments in wide range of expression can occur in the affected. These include, for example, heart defects and malformations at face, trachea and oesophagus. The term ‘Batch’ is based on an abbreviation of some of the most common symptoms. Among professionals, the syndrome is now regarded as a major cause for congenital Horsehschadigungen.

With our traditional Christmas donation to help this time children and their families, who need to master their lives with the many burdens, difficulties and concerns, the batch entail”, so Thomas KoSTER, Sales Director of cochlear Germany GmbH & co. KG. Some time ago we decided to forgo rather donate the saved funds for a good cause on the common Christmas postcard. With the money we want this year support the important work of the Association CHARGE syndrome e.V. and at the same time a little help, that this rare syndrome disease moves more into the public consciousness.” The founded in 2006 CHARGE syndrome e.V. Association, currently about 140 members belong to the sees itself as a point of contact for patients and their families from the Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Luxembourg.

The Club has made it to the task, both these families as well as doctors, therapists and nurses with solid information and to stand with help and advice. Organization and design of regular events for patients and their families are the focus. In addition, there are numerous activities in the field of public relations, information media are created and driven the cooperation with other associations and the medical profession forward. Without dedicated volunteers, this work would be hardly possible; Yet, it is not always easy to get the necessary means for us as a young and relatively small Club”, as Claudia Junghans, first Chairman of the CHARGE syndrome E.v. the donation of cochlear is for us therefore really a big deal, and as an early Christmas present. Thank you very much for this important aid.” For more information and picture material, also see. To the CHARGE syndrome e.V., see Editorial Note: the company cochlear is global market leader in the development and manufacture of cochlear implants (CI). The breakthrough technology of this CI systems allows to listen to children and adults with profound and adjacent to deafness hearing loss. The company was founded in 1982, to the research of Australian Medicine Professor Graeme Clark, the inventor of the multiple-channel cochlear implant, to continue and to market worldwide. More than 200,000 people in over 100 countries by cochlear hearing solutions bear today. The company employs currently over 2,000 people. The German branch of cochlear is Hanover. For more information see. Press contact: Cochlear Germany GmbH & co. KG, Durdane Erseker, Tel.: + 49 (0) 511 542 77 225, E-Mail: PR Office Martin Schaarschmidt, Tel.: + 49 (0) 30 65 01 77 60, E-Mail: