David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
To test the hypothesis of a participation of inner speech in self-referential activity we reviewed 59 studies measuring brain activity during processing of self-information in the following self-domains: agency, self-recognition, emotions, personality traits, autobiographical memory, preference judgments, and REST. The left inferior frontal gyrus (LIFG) has been shown to sustain inner speech use. We calculated the percentage of studies reporting LIFG activity for each self-dimension. 55.9% of all studies reviewed identiﬁed LIFG (and presumably inner speech) activity during self-awareness tasks. Furthermore, the LIFG was more frequently recruited during conceptual tasks (e.g., emotions, traits) than during perceptual tasks (e.g., agency, self-recognition). This supports the view of a relative involvement of inner speech in self-reﬂective processes. Crown Copyright © 2007 Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
Similar books and articles
Laurie A. Stowe (2000). Sentence Comprehension and the Left Inferior Frontal Gyrus: Storage, Not Computation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (1):51-51.
Alain Morin & J. Michaud, Self-Awareness and the Left Inferior Frontal Gyrus: Selective Involvement of Inner Speech in Self-Related Processes.
Alain Morin (1999). On a Relation Between Self-Awareness and Inner Speech: Additional Evidence From Brain Studies. Dynamical Psychology.
Alain Morin (2002). Right Hemispheric Self-Awareness: A Critical Assessment. Consciousness and Cognition 11 (3):396-401.
Alain Morin (2009). Self-Awareness Deficits Following Loss of Inner Speech: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor's Case Study☆. Consciousness and Cognition 18 (2):524-529.
Alain Morin & James Everett (1991). Self-Awareness and Introspective Private Speech in 6-Year-Old Children. Psychological Reports 68:1299-1306.
Alain Morin (2005). Possible Links Between Self-Awareness and Inner Speech: Theoretical Background, Underlying Mechanisms, and Empirical Evidence. Journal of Consciousness Studies 12 (4-5):115-134.
Kenneth N. Stevens (2000). Recognition of Continuous Speech Requires Top-Down Processing. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (3):348-348.
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.
Paul J. Eslinger, Jorge Moll & Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza (2001). Emotional and Cognitive Processing in Empathy and Moral Behavior. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (1):34-35.
Irene Appelbaum (1998). Fodor, Modularity, and Speech Perception. Philosophical Psychology 11 (3):317-330.
Josef P. Rauschecker (2005). Vocal Gestures and Auditory Objects. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (2):143-144.
Added to index2010-12-22
Total downloads4 ( #195,570 of 1,008,519 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #64,735 of 1,008,519 )
How can I increase my downloads?