The Brain And The Sense Of Self

Scholars have argued for more than 300 years about whether a unified sense of self exists at all. A century ago, Sigmund Freud developed his concept of ego, a mental mechanism for distinguishing one’s body and thoughts from those of other people. Around the same time, psychologist William James disagreed, writing that each person’s “passing states of consciousness” create a false sense that an “I” or an ego runs the mental show.

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