Schizophrenia and Ipseity Disturbances
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This chapter looks at ex-static absorption and hyper-reflection herein from the perspective of so-called “ipseity disturbances” found in the literature on phenomenological psychopathology. These are changes in self-awareness that putatively unify the various heterogeneous syndromes contained in the schizophrenia diagnosis. While patients with schizophrenia, pathologically hyper-reflect as a result of an altered sense of self, namely a weakened self-affection, I speculate that musicians can experience similar states as a result of a superior bodily control and self-affection which affords them the opportunity of experimenting with their own consciousness.