- The term dissimilar autoscopy comes from the Latin words dis (not) and similis (alike), and from the Greek words autos (self) and skopeo (I am looking at). The French term autoscopie dissemblable (i.e. dissimilar autoscopy) was introduced in or shortly before 1903 by the French physician and psychologist Paul Auguste Sol-lier (1861-1933) to denote what is known today as *heautoscopy, and formerly as *deuteroscopy. All three terms refer to a * visual hallucination depicting an image of oneself that deviates somewhat from a truthful mirror image. Sollier portrays the concomitant phenomenon as follows. "The individual may see a figure who does not resemble his physical appearance, his sex, or his clothing, but with whom he identifies in a moral sense, and whom he acknowledges as being he himself. Such a form, which one may call dissimilar autoscopy, corresponds with what used to be called a deuteroscopic hallucination." Sol-lier classifies dissimilar autoscopy as a variant of * positive autoscopy.ReferencesSollier, P. (1903). Les phénomènes d'autoscopie. Paris: Félix Alcan.
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