The Science of Consciousness:

Chapter 7: Self and Identity

What this chapter is about: What is the Self, and how do we form a sense of our own identity?


Correction

p.144. Box 6.3 "a mission school for girls in Kashasha, a village near Bukoba near the western coast of what was then Tanganyika (and is now Tanzania)" - something has been omitted, and it should read:

"a mission school for girls in Kashasha, a village near Bukoba near the western shore of Lake Victoria in what was then Tanganyika (and is now Tanzania)". Tanzania is of course in East Africa.


Links to pages on self and identity

Delusions

An example of mass hysteria. "The mystery of screaming schoolgirls in Malaysia."

Amnesia

Transient global amnesia. "I went for a swim – and lost a year's worth of memories. (Paywall.)



Recent references to work on the self

Stendardi, D., Biscotto, F.,  Bertossi, E., &  Ciaramelli. E. (2021). Present and Future Self in Memory: The Role of VmPFC in the Self-Reference Effect. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 16, 1205–13. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsab071.