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Understanding Intentions: Distinct Processes for Mirroring, Representing, and Conceptualizing

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We provide converging evidence from developmental, imaging, and lesion studies that intentions can be processed at three distinct levels: a mirroring level, which infers immediate action goals on the basis of observed actions; a representational level, which is concerned with the psychological-rather than merely behavioral-representation of the mental states that underlie those actions; and a conceptual level, which allows people to reason about the semantic and logical properties of mental s...

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10.1177/0963721412452727

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
CURRENT DIRECTIONS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
Volume:
21
Issue:
5
Pages:
284-289
Publication date:
2012-10-05
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EISSN:
1467-8721
ISSN:
0963-7214
URN:
uuid:3b44ed7a-0878-4064-bbc9-3e5c3d492151
Source identifiers:
354926
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pubs:354926

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