Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopatologia Fundamental
versão impressa ISSN 1415-4714
SILVA, Sergio Gomes da. For a neurobiology of the "self": a contribution to theories of subjectivity. Rev. latinoam. psicopatol. fundam. [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.1, pp.71-86. ISSN 1415-4714. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-47142010000100005.
The objective of this study is to analyze how neurology and the neurosciences in general have theorized new narratives of the mind from the biological point of view. The author critically points out how these fields describe subjective life, personal identity and the "self", based on the approach of Antonio Damasio. Stress is given to the position that there is need for new descriptions of the subject in the clinical field and in theories of the mind, such as in psychology and psychoanalysis.
Palavras-chave : Subjectivity; self; identity; neurobiology.