The Search for Self in a Brain Scan

Interesting article from the NY Times on brain science and our sense of self. It’s part of a series of articles about new findings from brain research. See the full article here:

“Once the 10 hours of scans and tests are finished, and 10 hours more of processing and analysis done, the data for each of the volunteers — all anonymous — becomes part of adatabase to help scientists develop tools so that one day such an individual report might be possible.

Besides, I was just going through a portion of the process, to see what it was like.

Even so, I do have this sense of myself as an individual, different from others in ways good, bad and inconsequential, and the pretty reasonable feeling that whatever a “self” is, it lies behind my eyes and between my ears. That’s where I feel that “I” live.”

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