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Matter of MindA Neurologist's View of Brain-Behavior Relationships$
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Kenneth M. Heilman

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195144901

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144901.001.0001

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Matter of Mind

Kenneth M. Heilman

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses cases of patients who have lost self-awareness. The aim o the chapter is to provide a better understanding of the brain mechanisms of self-awareness. It argues that self-awareness is a multicomponent process. To develop self-awareness, one must monitor oneself. This process requires both sensory feedback and a monitor. This monitor, which contains representations or memories, must receive not only sensory feedback but also intentions. Whereas the intentional feed-forward system sets the monitor's expectations, the feedback system provides the monitor with data.

Keywords:   brain, self-knowledge, anosognosia, asomatognosia, feed-forward system, feedback system, denial of illness

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