Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

A self frozen in time and space: Catatonia as a kinesthetic analog to mirrored self-misidentification

Steven M. Platek a1 and Gordon G. Gallup Jr. a2
a1 Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102
a2 Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY 12222


Aspects of Northoff's argument lend themselves to the ongoing investigation of localizing the self in the brain. Recent data from the fields of neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience provide evidence that the right hemisphere is a candidate for localization of self. The data on catatonia further that proposition and add insight into the continuing investigation of self in the brain across sensory and motor domains.