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Domain-specificity and theory of mind: evaluating neuropsychological evidence.

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Humans' unique aptitude for reasoning about mental states, known as Theory of Mind (ToM), can help explain the unique character of human communication and social interaction. ToM has been studied extensively in children, but there is no clear account of the cognitive basis of ToM in adults. Evidence from functional imaging and neuropsychology is beginning to address this surprising gap in our understanding, and this evidence is often thought to favour a domain-specific or modular architecture...

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10.1016/j.tics.2005.10.004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Trends in cognitive sciences
Volume:
9
Issue:
12
Pages:
572-577
Publication date:
2005-12-05
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EISSN:
1879-307X
ISSN:
1364-6613
URN:
uuid:efdf083f-74c9-4208-bb27-ebc470f91cbb
Source identifiers:
311444
Local pid:
pubs:311444

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