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CS27-24-2

From the perspective of the three-layered-self account: which layer are you talking about?

[Speaker] Sugiura, Motoaki:1
1:Tohoku University (Japan)

An associative account of the 'three-layered-self' (physical, interpersonal, social) [1] answers the two HOWs of visual self-recognition using a forward prediction process involving an internal schema (i.e., mechanism), which is acquired through learning about the association between one's behavioral output and feedback input (i.e., ontogeny). The attempt to answer the two WHYs (i.e., function and phylogeny) with this model, however, makes us confront the fundamental question about WHICH of these three levels is being addressed. With this in mind, I would like to discuss if this model - based on recent neuroscience research which was originally fully nourished by the behavioral and evolutionary perspectives - can now contribute back to the research in these original perspectives.
[1] www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24009578
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