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Back from the dead: Reversing walking corpse syndrome - health - 16 October 2013 - New Scientist

Back from the dead: Reversing walking corpse syndrome - health - 16 October 2013 - New Scientist | cognition | Scoop.it
A herpes drug can make people with renal failure insist they are dead – a condition called Cotard's syndrome – and may provide insights into consciousness
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What's fascinating, he says, is that there is now, in theory, a way to turn Cotard's on and off. "That's a very interesting model to investigate how you develop disorders of consciousness," says Helldén.

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Mindscapes: First interview with a dead man - health - 23 May 2013 - New Scientist

Mindscapes: First interview with a dead man - health - 23 May 2013 - New Scientist | cognition | Scoop.it
Cotard's syndrome is the belief that your brain or body has died. New Scientist has the first media interview with someone who has come out the other side
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The power of metaphor: Graham's belief "was a metaphor for how he felt about the world – his experiences no longer moved him. He felt he was in a limbo state caught between life and death".

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