Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The Mereological Self: A Multisensory Description of Self-Plasticity
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

What am “I”? To what does the word “I” refer? The Self is a concept that feels intuitively obvious to us, but is nevertheless elusive to describe. Against a backdrop of theoretical speculation, this essay presents a basic exposition of the Self with the aid of recent advances in cognitive neuroscience to address one of its most confounding problems: How does the brain sustain the Self – our sense of bodily identity? What informs the question then is dealt with by providing a frame of reference based on the philosophical theory of mereology to contain the analysis (i.e., the relationship of parts to wholes, and of parts to parts within a whole). In relation to the question “What makes us experience what we are?” the Self is put in a context of a multisensory description – a context in which the center very much fails to hold. Enacting such self-plasticity comes at the cost of explicit boundaries, and is in need of a theoretical and methodological framework – not instead, but of folk-psychological criteria – in determining the nature behind why and how we have the intuition of being a Self.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Mereology, multisensory description, self-plasticity, identity, ownership, embodiment, perspective, agency
National Category
Neurosciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-8514OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-8514DiVA: diva2:650107
Subject / course
Cognitive Neuroscience
Educational program
Consciousness Studies - Philosophy and Neuropsychology
Uppsok
Humanities, Theology
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2013-11-07 Created: 2013-09-19 Last updated: 2013-11-07Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Bachelor Degree Project in Cognitive Neuroscience(1003 kB)348 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1003 kBChecksum SHA-512
6952bd4c7c3701e88c18f11cbe5c2d1e66dcba003442705781658ac92ef2480bb5dd58c2ab3734b00084e4137db8e66e90247eddc7ca6a3451642922f9c75144
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Humanities and Informatics
Neurosciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 348 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 301 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf