Elucidating the Neural Basis of the Self
A Special Issue of Neurocase
Edited by Bruce Miller, Indre Viskontas
Published August 10th 2011 by Psychology Press – 108 pages
Series: Special Issues of Neurocase
In this special issue, leading neuroscientists and neurologists present comprehensive review papers and empirical studies on the topic of the neural basis of self-identification. From philosophical definitions to single-case studies, the articles provide the reader with a broad view of the self in contemporary neuroscience. Review papers address the fundamental question of how to define and study the construct of identity. Methods in empirical studies range from socio-linguistic analyses to neuroimaging and diverse patient populations. As a whole, this issue provides a diverse sample of the myriad of ways in which identity is defined and studied in contemporary neuroscience.
B. Miller, I. Viskontas, Introduction. Elucidating the Neural Basis of the Self. W. Chiong, "The Self" in Philosophical Debates. L. Uddin, The Self in Autism: An Emerging View From Neuroimaging. E. Morsella, C. Berger, S. Krieger, Cognitive and Neural Components of the Phenomenology of Agency. H. Rosen, Anosognosia in Neurodegenerative Disease. V. Sturm, R. Levenson, Alexithymia in Neurodegenerative Disease. A. Cicourel, The Effect of Neurodegenerative Disease on Representations of Self in Discourse. N. Ebner, S. Gluth, M. Johnson, C. Raye, K. Mitchell, M. Johnson, Medial Prefrontal Cortex Activity When Thinking About Others Depends on Their Age. E. R. Gerschcovich, D. Cerquetti, E. Tenca, R. Leiguarda, The Impact of Bilateral Cerebellar Damage on Theory of Mind, Empathy and Decision Making. A. Villarejo, V. Puertas-Martin, T. Moreno-Ramos, A. Camacho, J. Porta-Etessam, F. Bermejo-Pareja, Mirrored-Self Misidentification in a Patient Without Dementia. Evidence For Right Hemispheric and Bifrontal Damage. T. Fisher, S. Shamay-Tsoory, A. Eran, J. Aharon-peretz, Characterization of Recovery and Neuropsychological Consequences of Orbitofrontal Lesion: a Case Study.
Bruce L. Miller, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Indre V. Viskontas, University of California, San Francisco, USA