Notions of what constitutes the psychological self are typically derived from verbal reflection. We are really facile at talking about our beliefs, values and desires. Beyond that, I am interested in other ways a person constructs a sense of the physical self, ways that are powerful determinants of what we actually do in the world. In a chapter of my book, “Physical Intelligence” I consider what it takes for a brain to figure out that it is situated inside a body and how it forms a wholistic sense of being. Source: Sir John Tenniel’s Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland. In the Public Domain First and foremost, we neurologists treasure the notion of the body schema, the continuous mapping of body shape that is essential if we want to get into a pair of pants or through a narrow passageway. This idea dates back to the origins of neurology as a specialty, when we were first identifying all the reasons a person can’t move deftly. At the opposite extreme there are those patients with semantic problems who can move just fine, but they can’t name body parts or remember the relative topology of where body parts are located. They fail to… Read full this story
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