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EGO. I, myself. This term is used in forming genealogical tables, to represent the person who is the object of inquiry.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"In the area of spatial learning, the study's findings are exciting, as they illustrate how the postrhinal cortex could provide a template for how humans convert egocentric information (the reference frame in which all information enters the brain) into allocentric information (the reference frame relative to the external world) in the parahippocampal cortex, says co-author Jeffrey S.
In the present study, the main goal was to compare the performance on egocentric and allocentric spatial orientation in an elderly non-cognitively-impaired population using real environment-based tasks.
"The speech by the British prime minister at the UN General Assembly shows the perpetuation of the egocentric attitude of a government which has a history of [causing] trouble in our region and many of the problems facing the region are due to the wrong policies [adopted] by that government," IranA's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham, said Thursday.
He should not be egocentric and must think about the long run of Pakistan.
The leaders of the future will not be egocentric. They will be altrocentric.
The book, La Vie Cachee de Fidel Castro (Fidel Castro's Hidden Life) claims that the Cuban communist revolutionary was a charismatic and intelligent but manipulative, cold-blooded, egocentric Castro prone to foot-stamping temper tantrums.
One such model is the egocentric altruism model (Cox and Sadiraj 2007).
Following that meeting, Erdogan stoked further tensions with Iraq by accusing Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki of taking an "egocentric approach" in politics.
The analysis revealed six central narratives of parental incapability in court decisions: a child whose needs are not being provided for; biological parents who fail to meet the child's minimal needs; lack of objective parental capacity; the biological parent's opposition to the compulsory adoption is based on egocentric motivations; the biological parent's incapacity, described as contradicting the archetypical family, is contrasted with the capacities of the adoptive parents who can offer the child a more appropriate family environment.
Since many of us don't want to confront such selfish egocentric maniacs I think it is better to put their details in print for the police to take action.
Despite his near-legendary status as a player, the Bulgaria gaffer is one of the least popular figures in his native Germany, where he is viewed as too egocentric and incompetent to be handed the homeland jobs he has always craved.