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Attending to the bodily self

Attending to the bodily self

Maister, Lara and Farmer, Harry ORCID: 0000-0002-3684-0605 (2015) Attending to the bodily self. Cognitive Neuroscience, 7 (1-4). pp. 28-29. ISSN 1758-8928 (Print), 1758-8936 (Online) (doi:

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Humphreys and Sui provide a powerful theoretical framework to explain processing biases toward self-related information. However, the framework is primarily applied to information relevant to a conceptual self-representation. Here, we show a similar processing bias for information related to the bodily self, grounded in sensorimotor representations. Furthermore, we can use bodily illusions to explore the ways in which embodied self-associations can affect our perceptual and attentional processing. It is possible to extend the current framework to take into account these effects, and we argue that this will yield considerable benefits for our understanding of self-relevance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: self, body representation, attention, bodily self, conceptual self
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2020 17:49

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