Friday, August 1, 2008

Truman Show Delusion


Pointer via the Colbert Report.
This is actually real. It's what researchers in Montreal are calling "Truman Show Delusion."
A bit says:
"Typically, the Truman Show Delusion is a combination of paranoia, grandiosity and ideas of reference, which means that patients believe they are receiving signals specifically meant for them from a newscast or something like that." said Dr. Gold, adding that since he started presenting these cases at conferences two years ago, colleagues have informed him of six more examples."
Read more here.
graph per bravotv

2 comments:

dave said...

this is too cool. i often looking at these shows what possesses these people to be in them. it can't just be a dose of narcissism....

Eric L said...

That just about sums it up. The Colbert bit was FUNNY!