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Psychopathology of the Bodily Self and the Brain: The Case of Schizophrenia

Gallese, V and Ferri, F (2014) 'Psychopathology of the Bodily Self and the Brain: The Case of Schizophrenia.' Psychopathology, 47 (6). pp. 357-364. ISSN 0254-4962

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In the present paper, we review the recent empirical evidence on the neurobiological basis of a minimal notion of the self, the bodily self. We show the relationship between the body, its motor potentialities and the notion of minimal self. We argue that this approach can shed new light onto self-disturbances and social deficits characterizing schizophrenia. We discuss our approach with other views on the neural correlates of self-disturbances in schizophrenia and propose that cognitive neuroscience can today address the classical topics of psychopathology by adding a new level of description, finally enabling the correlation between the first-person experiential aspects of psychiatric diseases and their neurobiological roots.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 10:51
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:41

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