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The Emerging Neuroscience of Self–Part II
February 14, 2018, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
We will begin with three questions from last month’s presentation: at what level are the processes of self available to consciousness? How may unconscious memories participate in self processes? And, what is the ole of self agency in the experience of self-other boundaries? We will then discuss the key points of Smith’s paper on the unified self, and move to an article by Ebisch and Aleman on how neural networks participate in the quality of self-other boundaries.
Smith, R. (2017) A neuro-cognitive defense of the unified self. Conscious Cogn. 48:21-39.
Ebisch, S.J.H. & Aleman, A. (2016). The fragmented self: Imbalance between intrinsic and extrinsic self-networks in psychotic disorders. Lancet Psychiatry, 3(8):784-790.