- Also known as specular hallucination. The term specular autoscopy is indebted to the Latin noun speglum (mirror) and the Greek words autos (self) and skopeo (I am looking at). It was introduced in or shortly before 1903 by the French physician and psychologist Paul Auguste Sollier (1861-1933) to denote a type of *autoscopic hallucination depicting one's exact mirror image. In introducing this term, Sollier sought to replace the older term 'specular hallucination'. He used the term specular autoscopy in opposition to the terms * dissimilar autoscopy and *coenesthetic autoscopy. He classified all three phenomena as variants of * positive autoscopy.ReferencesSollier, P. (1903). Les phénomènes d'autoscopie. Paris: Félix Alcan.
Dictionary of Hallucinations. J.D. Blom. 2010.
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positive autoscopy — The term positive autoscopy is indebted to the Greek words autos (self) and skopeo (I am looking at). It was introduced in or shortly before 1903 by the French physician and psychologist Paul Auguste Sollier (1861 1933). Sollier uses the… … Dictionary of Hallucinations
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