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I’m trying to tease apart a bunch of phenomenological experiences (redundant?) that can all separately “convolve” into consciousness but are different and are probably subserved by separate neurophysiology. But they are all described very similarly by (everyday) language, so I’m digging into technical language to try to find precedence for the distinctions that I want to make.


Wilkinson-Ryan, Tess, and Drew Westen. “Identity disturbance in borderline personality disorder: An empirical investigation.” Identity 157, no. 4 (2000).

Collum, Julius M. “Identity diffusion and the borderline maneuver.”Comprehensive psychiatry 13, no. 2 (1972): 179-184.

Lewis Jr, Alfred B. “Perception of self in borderline states.” American Journal of Psychiatry 124, no. 11 (1968): 1491-1498.

Kernberg, Otto F. “Identity: Recent findings and clinical implications.” The Psychoanalytic Quarterly 75, no. 4 (2006): 969-1004.

Wilson, Anne, and Michael Ross. “The identity function of autobiographical memory: Time is on our side.” Memory 11, no. 2 (2003): 137-149.

Rose Addis, Donna, and Lynette Tippett. “Memory of myself: Autobiographical memory and identity in Alzheimer’s disease.” Memory 12, no. 1 (2004): 56-74.

Rose Addis, Donna, and Lynette J. Tippett. “The Contributions of autobiographical Memory to the Content and Continuity of Identity A Social-Cognitive Neuroscience Approach.” Self Continuity: Individual and Collective Perspectives: Individual and Collective Perspectives (2010).

Tanweer, Tilait, Clare J. Rathbone, and Celine Souchay. “Autobiographical memory, autonoetic consciousness, and identity in Asperger syndrome.”Neuropsychologia 48, no. 4 (2010): 900-908.

Sierra, Mauricio, Dawn Baker, Nicholas Medford, and Anthony S. David. “Unpacking the depersonalization syndrome: an exploratory factor analysis on the Cambridge Depersonalization Scale.” Psychological medicine 35, no. 10 (2005): 1523-1532.

Sierra, Mauricio, Nick Medford, Geddes Wyatt, and Anthony S. David. “Depersonalization disorder and anxiety: A special relationship?.” Psychiatry research 197, no. 1 (2012): 123-127.

Radovic, Filip, and Susanna Radovic. “Feelings of unreality: A conceptual and phenomenological analysis of the language of depersonalization.” Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology 9, no. 3 (2002): 271-279.

Claparède, Édouard. “Recognition and” me-ness”.” (1951).

Sierra, Mauricio, and Anthony S. David. “Depersonalization: a selective impairment of self-awareness.” Consciousness and cognition 20, no. 1 (2011): 99-108.

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