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Inferring false beliefs from the actions of oneself and others: an fMRI study.

Abstract:

The ability to make judgments about mental states is critical to social interactions. Simulation theory suggests that the observer covertly mimics the activity of the observed person, leading to shared states of mind between the observer and the person observed. We tested this hypothesis by investigating the neural networks activated while subjects watched videos of themselves and of others lifting a box, and judged the beliefs of the actors about the weight of the box. A parietal premotor ci...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
NeuroImage
Volume:
21
Issue:
2
Pages:
744-750
Publication date:
2004-02-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1095-9572
ISSN:
1053-8119
URN:
uuid:f096b41b-18a3-449e-a747-7191e25f9231
Source identifiers:
4484
Local pid:
pubs:4484

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