Self-consciousness, self-agency, and schizophrenia

Consciousness and Cognition 12 (4):656-669 (2003)
Abstract
Empirical approaches on topics such as consciousness, self-awareness, or introspective perspective, need a conceptual framework so that the emerging, still unconnected findings can be integrated and put into perspective. We introduce a model of self-consciousness derived from phenomenology, philosophy, the cognitive, and neurosciences. We will then give an overview of research data on one particular aspect of our model, self-agency, trying to link findings from cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Finally, we will expand on pathological aspects of self-agency, and in particular on psychosis in schizophrenia. We show, that a deficient self-monitoring system underlies, in part, hallucinations and formal thought (language) disorder in schizophrenia. We argue, that self-consciousness is a valid construct and can be studied with the instruments of cognitive and neuroscience
Keywords *Cognitive Psychology  *Schizophrenia  *Self Perception  Cognitive Processes  Hallucinations  Introspection  Memory Disorders  Neurosciences  Psychosis
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