Scientific article

Conduites spéculaires dans les démences : les multiples signes du miroir

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 9, no. 406, p. 2095-2099
Publication date2013

Mirror behaviors in advanced dementia are: the mirror sign of Abely and Delmas, where the patient stares at his face (environment-driven behavior of Lhermitte); non recognition of the self in the mirror (autoprosopagnosia and/or delirious auto-Capgras); mirror agnosia of Ramachandran and Binkofski where the patient do not understand the concept of mirror and its use; the psychovisual reflex, or reflex pursuit of the eyes when passively moving a minrror in front of a patient (intact vision); mirror writing (procedural learning). We describe four demented patients with mirror behaviors assessing brain mechanisms of self recognition, social brain and mental and visuo-spatial manipulation of images and objects.

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Agnosia/etiology
  • Dementia/physiopathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Recognition (Psychology)
  • Self Concept
  • Space Perception
  • Visual Perception
Citation (ISO format)
GHIKA, Joseph et al. Conduites spéculaires dans les démences : les multiples signes du miroir. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2013, vol. 9, n° 406, p. 2095–2099.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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