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Disturbed ConsciousnessNew Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness$
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Rocco J. Gennaro

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262029346

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262029346.001.0001

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Disorders of Unified Consciousness: Brain Bisection and Dissociative Identity Disorder

Disorders of Unified Consciousness: Brain Bisection and Dissociative Identity Disorder

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(p.209) 8 Disorders of Unified Consciousness: Brain Bisection and Dissociative Identity Disorder
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Disturbed Consciousness
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Andrew Brook

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029346.003.0008

Andrew Brook applies his model of unified consciousness of one's own psychological states to cases of brain bisection and dissociative identity disorder (DID). He argues that problems with Bayne's “switching model” of brain bisected patients (consciousness switching back and forth from hemisphere to hemisphere) and problems with Humphrey's and Dennett's “interpretationism model” of DID are rooted in part in a common weakness: There is no reference to unified autobiographical memory of a certain special kind. Brook argues for a more commonsense picture of brain bisection patients than Bayne's and a more realist picture of DID than Humphrey's and Dennett's.

Keywords:   Consciousness, DID, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Brain Bisection, Unity of Consciousness, Bayne, Switching Model, Dennett, Autobiographical Memory

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