Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Self Awareness: The Last Frontier by V.S. Ramachandran

The topic of the self is a fascinating one and I think many different areas of inquiry will be required to fully figure it out (or to get as far as we can). V.S. Ramachandran wrote an excellent little essay that examines the self from a neuroscientific perspective that is very useful to see how our brain might be compromised and how this affects notions of selfhood.
Personally, I also find it worthwhile to reminded of the neuroanatomy involved in various processes and how there is just stuff moving around in different ways (but what wonderful stuff it is!).
Once again, the Edge website delights by having The Reality Club comment on Ramachandran's piece.
My only complaint is that I would have liked a longer exploration in the essay and more commentators in The Reality Club.


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