Depersonalization: A selective impairment of self-awareness

  title={Depersonalization: A selective impairment of self-awareness},
  author={Mauricio Sierra and Anthony S. David},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
Depersonalization is characterised by a profound disruption of self-awareness mainly characterised by feelings of disembodiment and subjective emotional numbing. It has been proposed that depersonalization is caused by a fronto-limbic (particularly anterior insula) suppressive mechanism--presumably mediated via attention--which manifests subjectively as emotional numbing, and disables the process by which perception and cognition normally become emotionally coloured, giving rise to a subjective… CONTINUE READING
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