COULD YOU GET "DOPPELGANGER SYNDROME"
FROM YOUR AVATAR?
a new study from ABC Australia shows that "in rare cases some adults develop what's known as Doppelganger syndrome, which occurs when they believe a twin or invisible friend accompanies them, according to Australian researcher Dr Paula Bouldin of Deakin University. She also reports that, "in some cases an imaginary friend can emerge in adulthood, usually in response to trauma, inability to cope with stress and sometimes psychotic illness."
See the complete article here: Imaginary friends open up fantastic world.
But is the reverse true--
do fantastical worlds open us up to imaginary friends or do we actually split our realities... .alternate realities or metaverse experiences are just beginning to become part of everyone's life. And they go so far beyond, identifying with your favorite Soap Opera star or movie hero.
Will we soon live in our own Matrix?
Take a look at this relevant post: In Popmatters.com, columnist: Rob Horning says, "The quest for a perfect synthesis of public and private existence may lead us to online "metaverses" where we don't really exist at all. "MARGINAL UTILITY: Headphones and Head Space
Want to read more academic studies?
Look at this study from 1996: 4.06: Real Fake
Other mentions relating to this online include: MFN Forums - "1 0 1 Theory"
Ratio's Avatar. Ratio. Senior Member. Join Date : Jun 2003 ... the cycle repeats itself , and hence Doppelganger syndrome is possible . -
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