Where am I? The neurological correlates of self and other.

  title={Where am I? The neurological correlates of self and other.},
  author={Steven M. Platek and Julian P. Keenan and Gordon G. Gallup and Feroze B. Mohamed},
  journal={Brain research. Cognitive brain research},
  volume={19 2},
Although still controversial, there is growing evidence that information about the self is processed in the right hemisphere, specifically the right frontal lobe. It has also been hypothesized that self-awareness and mental state attribution (inferences about the mental experience of others) are part of a similar neurocognitive process [Am. J. Primatol. 2 (1982) 237]. Here we measured blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) activity when viewing self-faces and when thinking about the mental states… CONTINUE READING
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