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Here is an excellent article on self awareness and associated phenomena. The author (his quote is linked in the original question) describes various forms of brain damage and psychiatric conditions and their impact on (self)awareness and perception of the world. He mentions mirror neurons on multiple occasions.


Disclaimer: This answer is a bit self-serving because it only describes research work from the lab where I am a student. However, I think it's relevant for the question! Coordination of eye, head, and hand http://www.cis.rit.edu/research/vpl/publications/ExpBrainRes2001.pdf Pelz, J., Hayhoe, M., & Loeber, R. (2001). The coordination of eye, head, and ...


I have found the human information processing model (Wickens) to be a good starting point at understanding the high-level processing functions that take place.


My understanding of the difference between the two is that you cannot declare what is procedural. For example, you can't tell a person how to balance on a bicycle or how to ice skate backward. You can show them different movements, and that is declarative in nature, but ultimately is not the same thing. Whether or not declarative memory is "faster" has ...


PRIMs doesn't claim to solve to binding problem. It just passes on the responsibility of representing the symbols and combining them accordingly. In this way the binding problem "is no longer an issue" of PRIMs, however it is a problem of whatever representational system it's working on top of. Whether it be symbolic like ACT-R or more neural, such as the ...

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