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A neuro-socio-cognitive model of self-awareness

By Alain Morin

Abstract

Presents a model of self-awareness that proposes the existence of three sources of self-information. (1) The social milieu includes self-relevant feedback, a social comparison mechanism leading to perspective-taking, and audiences. (2) The physical environment contains self-focusing and reflecting stimuli such as mirrors and video cameras. (3) The self can develop bodily awareness through proprioception and can reflect upon itself using imagery and inner speech. Furthermore, self-awareness is mainly mediated by the prefrontal lobes. Various links are established between these different neurological, social, and cognitive elements of the model

Topics: Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Psychology, Neuroanatomy, Social Psychology
Year: 2003
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:3787

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