#51 – Ego as mirror

The ego – as well as having evolved from the increase in left-hemispheric imbalance – arises from acculturation. It functions like a mirror, representing in the mind the tendencies of the outside world. Actions and feelings are often not innately born but instead are a collection of such internalised simulacra.

[see also: mirror neuron]

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