The Self

  title={The Self},
  author={Joseph E LeDoux},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • Joseph E LeDoux
  • Published 1 October 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Abstract: Can we find a way of thinking about the self that is compatible with modern neuroscience? I think we can. First of all, we have to recognize that “the self” is not the same as “the conscious self,” since much of who we are as individuals takes place out of conscious awareness. Second, we have to accept that some aspects of the self, especially the unconscious aspects, occur in and can be studied in other species, allowing us to relate these aspects of the self to detailed brain… 
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