The Pareidolia Test: A Simple Neuropsychological Test Measuring Visual Hallucination-Like Illusions

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Yasuyuki Mamiya; Yoshiyuki Nishio; Hiroyuki Watanabe; Kayoko Yokoi; Makoto Uchiyama; Toru Baba; Osamu Iizuka; Shigenori Kanno; Naoto Kamimura; Hiroaki Kazui; Mamoru Hashimoto; Manabu Ikeda; Chieko Takeshita; Tatsuo Shimomura; Etsuro Mori;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 11,issue 5 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4865118, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154713
  • Subject: Research Article | Mental health and psychiatry | Neurodegenerative Diseases | Psychology | Hallucinations | Neurology | Dementia with Lewy bodies | Sensory Perception | Alzheimer Disease | Biology and Life Sciences | Neuroscience | Neuropsychology | Medicine | Q | Vision | Neuropsychological Testing | R | Cognitive Neurology | Social Sciences | Science | Dementia | Cognitive Impairment | Medicine and health sciences | Cognitive Neuroscience | Cognitive Science
    mesheuropmc: behavioral disciplines and activities | mental disorders

BACKGROUND:Visual hallucinations are a core clinical feature of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), and this symptom is important in the differential diagnosis and prediction of treatment response. The pareidolia test is a tool that evokes visual hallucination-like illusio... View more
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