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Self-consciousness

Self-consciousness is more complex than previously thought, claims e! Science News. Rather than being confined to a few areas of the brain, it’s “more a product of a diffuse patchwork of pathways in the brain”.

“Here, we have a patient who is missing all the areas in the brain that are typically thought to be needed for self-awareness yet he remains self-aware,” says co-corresponding author Justin Feinstein, who earned his doctorate at the UI in February. “Clearly, neuroscience is only beginning to understand how the human brain can generate a phenomenon as complex as self-awareness.”

 

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