The Capgras Delusion is a rare disorder in which a person holds the delusional belief that an acquaintanceâ€”usually a spouse or other close family memberâ€”has been replaced by an identical impostor. Found in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, dementia, or those suffering from a brain injury, the disorder is named after Joseph Capgras, the French psychiatrist who first described it in 1923. What have researchers since learned about the disorder?
Back in the day
The Texas Revolution was a war fought between Mexico and the Tejas, or Texas, portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. Much of the Mexican population, including the American settlers in Texas, revolted after President Santa Anna abolished the Constitution of 1824, which had established Mexico as a federal republic, and proclaimed a new anti-federalist constitution in its place. What famous battle during the Texas Revolution resulted in the deaths of James Bowie and Davy Crockett?
Born on a day like today
Gandhi is remembered as one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century for his success in securing India's independence from British rule through non-violent civil disobedience. After India won its independence, Gandhi focused on promoting Hindu-Muslim peace and unity, but he was assassinated in 1948 by a Hindu fanatic. His methods have inspired notable civil rights leaders throughout the world, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela. Why is Gandhi often called Mahatma?