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Roy Dings
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
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The article proposes a theoretical model to account for changes in self due to Deep Brain Stimulation. First, we argue that most existing models postulate a very narrow conception of self, and thus fail to capture the full range of potentially relevant DBS-induced changes. Second, building on previous work by Shaun Gallagher, we propose a modified ‘pattern-theory of self’, which provides a richer picture of the possible consequences of DBS treatment.
Keywords Deep brain stimulation  Self  Personal identity  Pattern theory  Shaun Gallagher
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