Consciousness relies on the self, but there are many kinds of self: a subjective or bodily self, an objective and relational self, and others selves which arrange themselves during the development. The subjective or bodily self refers to the mesencephalic core of self-representation which is the reference point for conscious experience, and one of the emotional operating systems. The objective and relational self refers to one side of the dyadic interactive representations of the infant-caregiver relationship, namely of the wiring of homeostatic hetero-regulation and selfregulation. Consciousness is a property of the web of brain circuitry operating in parallel and strictly connected, and is produced by a dynamic core of recursive loops representing a scene within its context. Manifold selves fit in a such a model and in the psychopathology of dissociative disorders.
Keywords: Self, consciousness, neurosciences, manifold, dissociation