Autism and psychosis as diametrical disorders of embodiment

  title={Autism and psychosis as diametrical disorders of embodiment},
  author={Bernard J. Crespi and Natalie L. Dinsdale},
  journal={Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health},
  pages={121 - 138}
Abstract Humans have evolved an elaborate system of self-consciousness, self-identity, self-agency, and self-embodiment that is grounded in specific neurological structures including an expanded insula. Instantiation of the bodily self has been most-extensively studied via the ‘rubber hand illusion’, whereby parallel stimulation of a hidden true hand, and a viewed false hand, leads to the felt belief that the false hand is one’s own. Autism and schizophrenia have both long been regarded as… 

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