Self-recognition: From touching the body to knowing the self

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Recognizing oneself in a mirror is a classic test of self-concept. A new study has revealed the perceptual-motor foundations of conceptual self-knowledge: infants’ success in the mirror test was accelerated after touching a tactile stimulus while viewing themselves in a mirror.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R239-R241
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 25 2024

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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