Cortical midline structures and the self

Georg Northoff, Felix Bermpohl

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For a long time philosophers and psychologists have been intrigued by the question of the self. More recently, this has become a topic of discussion in neuroscience. In this article, we suggest that the processing of self-referential stimuli in cortical midline structures (CMS) is a fundamental component in generating a model of the self. Drawing from neuroimaging studies, we distinguish between representation, monitoring, evaluation and integration of self-referential stimuli. All of these subfunctions are related to distinct regions within the CMS. This relationship between self-referential processing and CMS might provide novel insight into the neural correlates underlying the constitution of the self.
頁(從 - 到)102-107
期刊Trends in Cognitive Sciences
出版狀態已發佈 - 三月 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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