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Shared representations between self and other: a social cognitive neuroscience view.
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PMID:  14643368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The abilities to identify with others and to distinguish between self and other play a pivotal role in intersubjective transactions. Here, we marshall evidence from developmental science, social psychology and neuroscience (including clinical neuropsychology) that support the view of a common representation network (both at the computational and neural levels) between self and other. However, sharedness does not mean identicality, otherwise representations of self and others would completely overlap, and lead to confusion. We argue that self-awareness and agency are integral components for navigating within these shared representations. We suggest that within this shared neural network the inferior parietal cortex and the prefrontal cortex in the right hemisphere play a special role in interpersonal awareness.
Jean Decety; Jessica A Sommerville
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in cognitive sciences     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1364-6613     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Cogn. Sci. (Regul. Ed.)     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-17     Completed Date:  2005-05-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708669     Medline TA:  Trends Cogn Sci     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  527-33     Citation Subset:  -    
Social Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Washington Center for Mind, Brain & Learning, Box 357988, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.
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