Faces and ascriptions: mapping measures of the self.

@article{Zahavi2011FacesAA,
  title={Faces and ascriptions: mapping measures of the self.},
  author={Dan Zahavi and Andreas Roepstorff},
  journal={Consciousness and cognition},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={141-8}
}
The 'self' is increasingly used as a variable in cognitive experiments and correlated with activity in particular areas in the brain. At first glance, this seems to transform the self from an ephemeral theoretical entity to something concrete and measurable. However, the transformation is by no means unproblematic. We trace the development of two important experimental paradigms in the study of the self, self-face recognition and the adjective self ascription task. We show how the experimental… CONTINUE READING
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