Between the ages of twenty and forty we are engaged in the process of discovering who we are, which involves learning the difference between accidental limitations which it is our duty to outgrow and the necessary limitations of our nature beyond which we cannot trespass with impunity.

W.H. Auden
3:03 pm, by psychologicalsnippets

The self and other people are not initially distinguished at the neural level. Mirror neurons first activate in association with representations of an internal experience and then differentiate whether the experience belongs to oneself or another person.

Jennifer Beer: “A Social Neuroscience Perspective on the Self”- The Handbook of Self & Identity
10:43 pm, by psychologicalsnippets

Children younger than about 18 months don’t recognize themselves in the mirror, and this video shows the development of self-awareness via this construct. So cute.

8:15 pm, by psychologicalsnippets