The earliest sense of self and others: Merleau-ponty and recent developmental studies

Philosophical Psychology 9 (2):211-33 (1996)
Recent studies in developmental psychology have found evidence to suggest that there exists an innate system that accounts for the possibilities of early infant imitation and the existence of phantom limbs in cases of congenital absence of limbs. These results challenge traditional assumptions about the status and development of the body schema and body image, and about the nature of the translation process between perceptual experience and motor ability.
Keywords Psychology  Science  Self  Merleau-ponty
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DOI 10.1080/09515089608573181
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