How is mirror image agnosia different from mirror image misidentification?


As I understand it, both are neurological conditions where a patient doesn’t recognize themselves. Do they have different causes.

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Hello, I am a psychologist but not a neurologist, so I might be out of my depth. However, what I know about this subject is that mirror image agnosia is a perceptual disorder in which the person does not recognize reflections/thinks that reflections are actually in the mirror. Someone with this condition can’t tell when something is a reflection vs. “real.” The might think a reflection is something they could reach out and grab. It’s linked to parietal lobe damage.

With mirror image misidentification, I understand it more as a delusional disorder. One can’t recognize one’s self in the mirror, for example, or thinks they are another person.