Self-models form a basis for thinking, feeling, and acting in the world: the better our models are, the better we know and navigate reality. Although models of reality are often more highly valued than models of the self, we cannot form a good model of reality unless we also have a good model of the mind that builds that model of reality. So who and what are we? And precisely where and when are we?
At least superficially, the answers to these questions are familiar: we each comprise a 3-D physical body that knows various concepts and feels various emotions. But do our models accurately correspond to the feeling of being embodied, and do they encapsulate the wisdom of our emotions? To dispel any limiting beliefs about who we are, this work explores several multidimensional models of mind, emotions, and body.