Traditionally self-awareness has been associated with linguistic capacity and, therefore, exclusively assigned to the human species. However, from two fronts, the independence of the self-awareness and language has been defended: 1. Findings of basic forms of self-awareness in animals and human subjects without language; 2. Self-discriminative deficits, and insensitivity to contingency changes, in verbal humans. In this experiment the evidence with respect to second aspect was increased.
|Pages (from-to)||53 - 72|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2004|