If I had to pick a part of my body that I feel my soul, consciousness, or whatever inhabits, it would definitely be my head. I’m curious if there’s been any study of why this is the case, and why I don’t feel like “I” inhabit my right hand instead, or chest.
Here are a bunch of somewhat random questions I’ve thought up about the topic. Answers to any of them, or additional questions, are welcome.
Is there a name for this sensation? Have there ever been any otherwise normal people who reported not feeling it, or feeling it in a different part of their body? Have blind people reported the same thing (meaning, is it only because I see out of my head that I experience this)? Is the answer different for people who were blind since birth? What about people who are blind and deaf - did Hellen Keller ever mention anything on the subject? Were there any people who were blind, deaf and smell-less, with no special senses coming from their head?
What about people with inner-ear damage? Or astronauts - does the feeling go away once you’re in zero gravity?