Biosemiotics 3 (1):79-92 (2010)

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This paper focuses on the disparate phenomena we psychologize as “selfhood”. A central argument is that, far from being a deus ex machina as required in the Cartesian schema, our felt experience of self is above all a consequence of data compression. In coming to this conclusion, it considers in turn the Cartesian epiphany, other traditional and contemporary perspectives, and a half-century’s empirical work in the Freeman lab on neurodynamics. We introduce the concept of consciousness qua process as a force.
Keywords Subjectivity  Dissociation  Neural dynamics  Microgestures  Dualism  Embodiment
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DOI 10.1007/s12304-009-9070-4
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