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Dissociation between decoding and reasoning about mental states in patients with theory of mind reasoning impairments.

Abstract:
Theory of mind (ToM) reasoning may involve a multiplicity of processes, including an initial stage, where cues relevant for social processes are detected and decoded, and a mentalizing stage, where the decoded information is used to reason about mental states. Here we report that the processing of lower-order facial cues relevant to social judgments can be relatively spared in patients with impaired ToM reasoning. We discuss the implications for understanding the mechanisms underlying social judgments in brain-lesioned patients.
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10.1162/jocn.2008.20118

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of cognitive neuroscience
Volume:
20
Issue:
9
Pages:
1557-1564
Publication date:
2008-09-01
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EISSN:
1530-8898
ISSN:
0898-929X
Source identifiers:
311480
Language:
English
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pubs:311480
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uuid:418bff8a-eae3-46e5-a726-fa0fb00cf5d6
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pubs:311480
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2012-12-19

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