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How Much Self-aware Is Human?

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Posted by Alexander on December 18, 2001 00:29:21 UTC

Richard noticed that actually we, humans, are barely self-aware. We don't know much about ourselves. We don't know about ourselves much at bitrh, right? Later we learn many things obout ourselves, but MOST facts about ourselves we learn NOT from our own sensors, but from textbooks (i.e., we learn what OTHERS discovered about humans). So, if not the information from OUTSIDE about our anatomy, chemistry, etc, we may not be even be "barely self aware", at least not much beyond animals.

The point I try to make is that by nature "self-awareness" of human brain is not far superior than "self-awareness" of primate brain.

Most things we know about ourselves is not "self" awareness, but "awareness of others about us".

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