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The Hypothesis of Hyperia from the Perspective of Neuronal Plasticity

DOI: 10.4236/ojmp.2016.51003, PP. 17-26

Keywords: Bipolar Disorder, Glutamate, Partial Seizures, RDoC, Repetition, Reflex Epilepsies, Schizophrenia

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We analyze certain mental automatisms appearing in the consciousness with phenomenological features of simple partial seizures (SPSs). We propose to include all these phenomena into a cognitive function to which we term hyperia. In this paper, we analyze the similarities between the nature of this cognitive function and the mechanisms used by our brain to elicit neuronal plasticity.

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