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Optical model

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==Sigmund Freud==
Nevertheless, as [[Freud]] said of his own [[optical model]]s, "we need the assistance of provisional ideas."<ref>{{F}} ''[[The Interpretation of Dreams]]'', 1900. [[SE]] IV-V: 536</ref>
==The Optical Model==
The concave [[mirror]] produces a real [[image]] of an inverted flower-pot, hidden from view by a box, which is then reflected in the plane [[mirror]] to produce a [[virtual]] [[image]].
This [[virtual]] [[image]] is only [[vision|visible]] to a [[subject]] who places himself within a particular area of [[vision]]. 
Two of the most important points are the [[structure|structuring]] role of the [[symbolic]] [[order]] and the function of the [[ego-ideal]].
===Symbolic Structure===
The action of [[psychoanalytic]] [[treatment]] can be compared to the
rotation of the plane [[mirror]], which alters the position of the [[subject]] in the [[symbolic]].
The [[optical model]] also illustrates the function of the [[ideal ego]], which is represented in the diagram as the [[real]] [[image]], in opposition to the [[ego-ideal]], which is the [[symbolic]] guide governing the angle of the [[mirror]] and hence the position of the [[subject]].<ref>{{S1}} p.141</ref>.
==See Also==

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