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Inferring subjective states through the observation of actions.

Abstract:

Estimating another person's subjective confidence is crucial for social interaction, but how this inference is achieved is unknown. Previous research has demonstrated that the speed at which people make decisions is correlated with their confidence in their decision. Here, we show that (i) subjects are able to infer the subjective confidence of another person simply through the observation of their actions and (ii) this inference is dependent upon the performance of each subject when executin...

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10.1098/rspb.2012.1847

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Fleming, SM More by this author
Kilner, JM More by this author
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
279
Issue:
1748
Pages:
4853-4860
Publication date:
2012-12-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:3ac52ea6-683f-4f06-9969-721629afcee4
Source identifiers:
358616
Local pid:
pubs:358616

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