Volume 4 · Number 1 · Pages 23–24
The Role of Sensations in the Anticipating Self

Mathias Osvath

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Open peer commentary on the target article “How and Why the Brain Lays the Foundations for a Conscious Self” by Martin V. Butz. Excerpt: I would like to highlight a mechanism that is vital for the anticipating self: the formation of sensations detached from the current environment. Without a sensing self it would be impossible to project oneself into possible futures of a certain kind – futures that are simulated in the kind of inner world that provides the subject with affective experiences


Osvath M. (2008) The role of sensations in the anticipating self. Constructivist Foundations 4(1): 23–24. http://constructivist.info/4/1/023

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