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The Self

  1. Feb 28, 2009 #1
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 28, 2009 #2
    The existence of false memories proves that there is some other criterion for personal identity besides memories.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2009 #3
    Please Explain?
     
  5. Mar 10, 2009 #4
    The connections of specific neurons create the sense of 'self'. Your 'I' and mine are nothing more than a specific assembly of firing neurons. Without these neurons, there is no 'I'. If this part of the brain becomes damaged or malfunctions, the sense of 'self' could change or disappear. This is likely similar to what happens in people with specific strokes.
     
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