Now I am Become Death: Cotard's Delusion

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Delusions often drive home the ephemeral nature of perceived reality, even blurring the lines between life, death and imagined states of un-death. Such is the case with Cotard’s Delusion, also known as Cotard’s Syndrome, that rare mental illness in which the patient comes to believe themselves a corpse. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe investigate tales of the deathly deluded.

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Topics in this Podcast: psychology, death, neuroscience