People who practice meditation often report feeling "pure awareness" in which they say they experience consciousness itself. The state encompasses specific sensations and non-specific feelings, thoughts, and perceptions. Researchers say their findings will help explain "pure consciousness," and work to generate a prototypical minimal model for human conscious perception.
Previous research has shown chimpanzees and other "intelligent animals" have the ability to recognize their own reflection in a mirror. A new study reveals horses share the ability to recognize themselves. The findings shed new light on self-awareness in the animal kingdom.
The continuity of self remains stable throughout our lifetimes, while other components of the "self", including physical appearance, attitudes, beliefs, and physiological processes change.
Researchers say people may be over estimating the cognitive abilities of dogs. A new study reveals dog intelligence is matched with that of other domestic animals, social hunters and carnivores.
According to researchers, feeling 'hangry' may be more than just a drop in blood sugar levels. A new study reports anger related to hunger may be an emotional response to environmental cues, personality and your biology.
With the first head transplant scheduled for 2018, many neuroscientists are skeptical the procedure will be a success. A new article questions if scientists, and the general population, will be ready for the procedure. What does it mean for the future of mankind?
New research reports that like humans, fruit flies may be self aware of their actions.
Researchers report people with MS might be able to improve their self awareness through task-oriented cognitive rehabilitation.
Neuroscientists have believed that three brain regions are critical for self-awareness: the insular cortex, the anterior cingulate cortex, and the medial prefrontal cortex. Patient R is helping a research team show that self-awareness is more a product of a diffuse patchwork of pathways in the brain—including other regions—rather than confined to specific areas.