HW 4 - Andy Gobran Psy 1001 2/23/2011 HW 4 Throughout the...

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Andy Gobran Psy 1001 2/23/2011 HW 4 Throughout the duration of the BBC video Marcus De Sautoy goes all over the world to learn from specialists in Psychology about our consciousness and the “secret” to what makes us who we are. Some of the things he learns are surprising and others rock him to the core. The first concept he targets is the idea of self-recognition. Have I always been aware of myself? De Sautoy meets with a psychologist who uses the mirror-self recognition test to see if young children will recognize themselves (as well as a red sticker that is placed on her cheek) in the mirror. This experiment demonstrates that below a certain age children haven’t yet developed a sense of themselves, so they don’t make the connection that the person they are looking at in the mirror is them is their own person, and therefore are unable to identify that the sticker is on their own face. Around the age of two the children do realize that they are the person they see reflected in the mirror and they make eye contact with themselves and notice the sticker. The
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course PSY 1001 taught by Professor Denkinger during the Spring '08 term at Minnesota.

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HW 4 - Andy Gobran Psy 1001 2/23/2011 HW 4 Throughout the...

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