Self-recognition

In Shaun Gallagher (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Self. Oxford University Press (2011)
Abstract
This article focuses on mirror self-recognition, the ability to recognize one's own image in a mirror. It presents the result of the first experiment on mirror self-recognition which showed that chimpanzees are able to learn that the chimps they see in the mirror are not other chimps, but themselves, as evidenced by self-directed behaviour. It reviews evidence for neural network for self-recognition and self-other differentiation and cites evidence that frontal cortex and cortical midline structures are implicated in self-recognition tasks. It also suggests that the mirror self-recognition ability correlates to large brain size relative to the animal's body size.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199548019.003.0004
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 35,954
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

The Puzzle of Mirror Self-Recognition.Johannes L. Brandl - 2018 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 17 (2):279-304.

View all 7 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Self-Awareness, Social Intelligence and Schizophrenia.Gordon G. Gallup Jr, James R. Anderson & Steven M. Platek - 2003 - In Tilo Kircher & Anthony David (eds.), The Self in Neuroscience and Psychiatry. Cambridge University Press. pp. 147-165.
A Strange Hand: On Self-Recognition and Recognition of Another.Jenny Slatman - 2009 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 8 (3):321-342.
Three Marxian Approaches to Recognition.Emmanuel Renault - 2013 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 16 (4):699-711.
Fichte and Hegel on Recognition.James Alexander Clarke - 2009 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (2):365-385.
A Vital Human Need Recognition as Inclusion in Personhood.Heikki Ikäheimo - 2009 - European Journal of Political Theory 8 (1):31-45.
The Course of Recognition.Paul Ricœur - 2005 - Harvard University Press.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2014-04-03

Total downloads
15 ( #395,500 of 2,293,878 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #254,453 of 2,293,878 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature