- The French term somato-éidolie is indebted to the Greek words soma (body), and eidos (image, appearance, idea). It translates loosely as somatic eidolia or somatic image. The term is used by the French psychiatrist Henri Ey (1900-1977) to denote "a somatic hallucinatory phenomenon characterized by partial disintegration of the body scheme," i.e. what is now called a *body schema illusion.ReferencesEy, H. (1973). Traité des hallucinations. Tome 2. Paris: Masson et Cie., Éditeurs.
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