Your Dream-Body: All an Illusion? Commentary on Windt's Account of the Dream-Body in Dreaming

Journal of Consciousness Studies 25 (5-6):44-62 (2018)
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Bodily experience in dreams should be considered illusory to the extent that they cannot be satisfactorily explained or fruitfully investigated by appealing to brain activity alone; rather, to wholly understand the unique phenomenology of embodied selfhood in dreams, one must understand how the brain processes real-body inputs to produce the phenomenology of embodied selfhood in dreams, and why the brain responds the way it does to external stimuli during sleep.



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