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Sigmund Freud- The self as bodily essence

From "The Self and the Imperative" - The Writings of Sigmund Freud, Volume IV, Selected Essays III, Dvir Publishing, p. 148


"The self is, after all, a physical essence. It is not an essence only on the surface, but is itself a projection of the surface. If you want to find an anatomical parallel to this vision - you can only identify it with the "brain dwarf" of the anatomists, which stands on its head inside the cerebral cortex , stretches his heels upwards, looks back and carries, as is known, the speech area on his left". 



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