The mechanism of self-recognition in humans.

  title={The mechanism of self-recognition in humans.},
  author={Marc Jeannerod},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  volume={142 1-2},
Recognizing oneself as the owner of a body and the agent of actions requires specific mechanisms which have been elucidated only recently. One of these mechanisms is the monitoring of signals arising from bodily movements, i.e. the central signals which contribute to the generation of the movements and the sensory signals which arise from their execution. The congruence between these two sets of signals is a strong index for determining the experiences of ownership and agency, which are the… CONTINUE READING
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