An Approach to Nineteenth-Century Medical Lexicon: The Term “Dreamy State”

  title={An Approach to Nineteenth-Century Medical Lexicon: The Term “Dreamy State”},
  author={E. Lardreau},
  journal={Journal of the History of the Neurosciences},
  pages={34 - 41}
  • E. Lardreau
  • Published 7 January 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
Hughlings-Jackson coined the concept of dreamy state: According to him, one of the sensations of a “dreamy state” was an odd feeling of recognition and familiarity, often called “déjà vu”. A clear sense of strangeness could also be experienced in the “dreamy state” (“jamais vu”). Jackson himself did not use these French terms, but he was quite clear about the vivid feelings of strangeness and familiarity, which can occur in both normal and pathological conditions. In order to explore some of… 
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