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Higher order intentionality tasks are cognitively more demanding

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A central assumption that underpins much of the discussion of the role played by social cognition in brain evolution is that social cognition is unusually cognitively demanding. This assumption has never been tested. Here, we use a task in which participants read stories and then answered questions about the stories in a behavioural experiment (39 participants) and an fMRI experiment (17 participants) to show that mentalising requires more time for responses than factual memory of a matched c...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/scan/nsx034

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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European Research Council
Funding agency for:
Dunbar, R
Grant:
Advanced Investigator grant
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience More from this journal
Volume:
12
Issue:
7
Pages:
1063–1071
Publication date:
2017-03-01
Acceptance date:
2017-03-07
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EISSN:
1749-5024
ISSN:
1749-5016
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pubs:684185
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uuid:fb7730a3-6fbb-4f8f-82a9-8a3ca0358768
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pubs:684185
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684185
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2017-03-07

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