Blaser K. (2012), Are Cognitive Self-Perception and Theory of Mind Dissociative Mental States? A new attention concept for understanding detachment in daily life, 2nd International Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder and Allied Disorders, 27-29 September Amsterdam

Dissociation does not always have a pathological quality. Healthy persons also spend time every day in a dissociated mental state, often for considerable periods. By means of a new spatial model of attention it will be shown that cognitive self-perception and theory of mind are healthy interpersonal dissociative mental states. Dissociated self-perception and external perception play an essential role in the development and revision of our self-image and image of others.