My Body and Myself: How Bodily Experiences Shape Self-Consciousnes

Research report (imported) 2012 - Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Authors
Schütz-Bosbach, Simone
Departments
Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppe Körperrepräsentation und Selbstkonzept
Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften, Leipzig
Summary
The question of the origin of human self-consciousness has recently been rediscovered by Cognitive scientists and neuroscientists. New research suggests that especially internal motor-related prediction processes contribute to the automatic self-ascription of events as well as to the subjective experience of authorship and control of actions. Accordingly, central aspects of our sense of self can directly be located in our body and be characterized as a by-product of actions.

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