A stable sense of self is rooted in the lungs, heart and gut | Curio

A stable sense of self is rooted in the lungs, heart and gut

15 mins | Jan 4, 2022

This year, you need to think inside-out. Alessandro Monti, a research fellow at the Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Rome, examines the potentially vital role our organs play, not only in the body's natural functioning, but also in what we usually perceive as our notion of identity. "The inner side of the body is the only object that you cannot stop receiving information about, the only object you always feel from the beginning to the end of your days. Thus, internal organs are a prime candidate as a basis for building and maintaining your sense of selfhood across time."

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