Neural Correlates of First-Person Perspective as One Constituent of Human Self-Consciousness

@article{Vogeley2004NeuralCO,
  title={Neural Correlates of First-Person Perspective as One Constituent of Human Self-Consciousness},
  author={Kai Vogeley and Mark May and Afra Ritzl and Peter G Falkai and Karl Zilles and Gereon Rudolf Fink},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2004},
  volume={16},
  pages={817-827}
}
Taking the first-person perspective (1PP) centered upon one's own body as opposed to the third-person perspective (3PP), which enables us to take the viewpoint of someone else, is constitutive for human self-consciousness. At the underlying representational or cognitive level, these operations are processed in an egocentric reference frame, where locations are represented centered around another person's (3PP) or one's own perspective (1PP). To study 3PP and 1PP, both operating in egocentric… Expand
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