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.
   Ey, H. (1973). Traité des hallucinations. Tome 2. Paris: Masson et Cie., Éditeurs.

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  • hallucinotic eidolia —    The term hallucinotic eidolia is indebted to the Greek noun eidos, which means image, appearance, idea. It translates loosely as hallucination like image . The French neologism éidolie hallucinosique was introduced in or shortly before 1973 by …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • body schema illusion —    Also known as body schema disturbance, *somato éidolie, *disorder of corporeal awareness, illusion of corporeal transformation, and illusion of corporeal displacement. All six terms are used to denote an illusory change in the size, relation,… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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