1. a mind
A mind is a flow of mental images, such as visual images, auditory images, tactile images.2. a self
六想身: 眼觸生想。耳、鼻、舌、身、意觸生想，是名六想身。 (雜阿含 328 經)
A conscious mind is a mind with a self in it.
A self introduces a subjective perspective in the mind.
We are only fully conscious when self comes to mind.
1. mind 如何運作 (how minds are put together)
2. self 如何被建構出來 (how selves are constructed)
以影像﹑視覺為例，images → retina → visual cortex → neural maps: image-making regions (perception), memory-holding regions
Three levels of self:
Q: How can you have this reference point, this stability, that is required to maintain the continuity of selves day after day?
A: We generate brain maps of the body's interior and use them as the reference for all the other maps.
The brain stem provides the grounding for the self in a very tight interconnection with the body.
The cerebral cortex provides the great spectacle of our minds with the production of images that are the contents of our minds.
You cannot have a conscious mind if you don't have the interaction between cerebral cortex and brain stem.
You cannot have a conscious mind if you don't have the interaction between the brain stem and the body.
1. proto self
2. core self
3. autobiographical self
autobiographical self has prompted:此 talk 沒有探討到: 意志力﹑覺察力﹑專注力的運作機制。
extended memorythe instruments of culture:
[TED Talk] The quest to understand consciousness, by Antonio Damasio