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Understanding Other MindsPerspectives from developmental social neuroscience$
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Simon Baron-Cohen, Michael Lombardo, and Helen Tager-Flusberg

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199692972

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692972.001.0001

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Can theory of mind grow up? Mindreading in adults, and its implications for the development and neuroscience of mindreading

Can theory of mind grow up? Mindreading in adults, and its implications for the development and neuroscience of mindreading

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(p.72) Chapter 5 Can theory of mind grow up? Mindreading in adults, and its implications for the development and neuroscience of mindreading
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Understanding Other Minds
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Ian Apperly

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692972.003.0005

This chapter charts the growing literature on mindreading in adult participants. It considers the distinctive methodological problems that must be solved when studying adults. It evaluates the roles of language memory and executive control in adults’ mindreading, and suggests that adults have two types of system for mindreading, which make complementary trade-offs between flexibility and efficiency. Developing a cognitive model of mindreading in adults is essential for understanding the role that mindreading plays in everyday social interaction and communication. It also provides a model of the abilities that children are in the process of developing, and a framework for understanding the functional role of different brain areas in mindreading.

Keywords:   Mindreading, theory of mind, executive function, language, modularity, adults, neuropsychology, fmri

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