Situating the self

understanding the effects of deep brain stimulation

Roy Dings, Leon de Bruin

pp. 151-165

The article proposes a theoretical model to account for changes in self due to Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). First, we argue that most existing models postulate a very narrow conception of self, and thus fail to capture the full range of potentially relevant DBS-induced changes. Second, building on previous work by Shaun Gallagher, we propose a modified "pattern-theory of self', which provides a richer picture of the possible consequences of DBS treatment.

Publication details

DOI: 10.1007/s11097-015-9421-3

Full citation:

Dings, R. , de Bruin, L. (2016). Situating the self: understanding the effects of deep brain stimulation. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 15 (2), pp. 151-165.

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