Self-recognition — Onur Güntürkün / Serious Science.

Onur Güntürkün on the ability of self-recognition, the mirror test and why pigeons are frightened of their own reflection

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"Under some neuropsychological conditions some humans lose the ability to recognize themselves in the mirror. They say that there is always this man in the wheelchair who shows up in the bathroom; he always wears the same shirt that I am wearing and he's a very strange guy. He is harmless but I don't know why he is always in my bathroom. They lose the ability to recognize themselves."
Onur Güntürkün, Professor for Biopsychology at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

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