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Schizophrenia and conscious goal selection: Bodily representation and free energy imperatives

Denis Larrivee
2018 Biomedical Research and Clinical Practice  
The implementation of bodily representation in dynamical motor performance constitutes strong evidence of the need to frame the self in the context of the body. Conversely, the variation in consciously perceived self-constructs, elicited in different interactive contexts, implicate additional physical determinants that shape the representational content of the self. Recent proposals suggest that probabilistic inferences of energy consumption modify conscious and intentional behavior, a
more » ... ehavior, a mechanism which may impact the self-representation. The inability of schizophrenia patients to attribute intentional actions to the self-representation, but not the failure of automatic processes to identify self-generated motions, however, suggests that these determinants are unlikely to involve energy inferencing, which appears to influence unconscious and automatic action identification.
doi:10.15761/brcp.1000174 fatcat:mj7y4v5rnrakfj2jlr5axclzb4