Possible links between self-awareness and inner speech: Theoretical background, underlying mechanisms, and empirical evidence
Journal of Consciousness Studies 12 (4-5):115-134 (2005)
|Abstract||been recently proposed (Morin, 2003; 2004). The model takes into account most known mechanisms and processes leading to self-awareness, and examines their multiple and complex interactions. Inner speech is postulated to play a key-role in this model, as it establishes important connections between many of its ele- ments. This paper first reviews past and current references to a link between self-awareness and inner speech. It then presents an analysis of the nature of the relation between these two concepts. It is suggested that inner speech can inter- nally reproduce and expand social and physical (ecological) sources of self- awareness. Inner speech can also create a psychological distance between the self and mental events it experiences (thus facilitating self-observation) it can act as a problem-solving device where the self represents the problem and self-information the solution, and can label aspects of one’s inner life that would otherwise be difficult to objectively perceive. Empirical evidence supporting the role of inner speech in self-awareness is also presented|
|Keywords||Connection Language Mechanism Self-awareness Speech|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Aarre Laakso & Paco Calvo (2011). How Many Mechanisms Are Needed to Analyze Speech? A Connectionist Simulation of Structural Rule Learning in Artificial Language Acquisition. Cognitive Science 35 (7):1243-1281.
Alain Morin (1993). Self-Talk and Self-Awareness: On the Nature of the Relation. Journal of Mind and Behavior 14 (3):223-234.
Alain Morin (1999). On a Relation Between Self-Awareness and Inner Speech: Additional Evidence From Brain Studies. Dynamical Psychology.
Alain Morin (2004). A Neurocognitive and Socioecological Model of Self-Awareness. Genetic Social And General Psychology Monographs 130 (3):197-222.
Alain Morin (2001). The Split-Brain Debate Revisited: On the Importance of Language and Self-Recognition for Right Hemispheric Consciousness. Journal of Mind and Behavior 22 (2):107-118.
Alain Morin & James Everett (1991). Self-Awareness and Introspective Private Speech in 6-Year-Old Children. Psychological Reports 68:1299-1306.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads48 ( #22,326 of 548,976 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #63,511 of 548,976 )
How can I increase my downloads?