A quirky quiz probably isn’t going to tell you much about your innermost essence.
Few can resist an assessment that promises to reveal your hidden, true self. But new research suggests that people mistakenly believe difficult to answer questions offer deep insights.
Who’s that? Understanding it’s them in the mirror offers toddlers another sense of perspective.
Children start to demonstrate self-awareness as they approach their second birthday – and it helps them to learn.
Our sense of self is grounded in our memories, but recalling these details is harder for people with autism.
Men and women experience autism differently, which shows something revealing about where autistic characteristics may come from.
We’re all individuals.
It is generally thought that science helps good ideas triumph over bad. But one old and oft-refuted idea that questions why we are who we are, and do what we do, refuses to die.
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Just where in the brain is our 'ego'?
Brains are physical organs, but also the seat of something essential about us.
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New technologies bring questions that have belonged to the abstract realm of philosophers into concrete focus. Why do medical interventions in the brain feel different than those elsewhere in the body?