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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
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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/scan/nsx034

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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
7
Pages:
1063–1071
Publication date:
2017-03-17
Acceptance date:
2017-03-07
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EISSN:
1749-5024
ISSN:
1749-5016
Pubs id:
pubs:684185
URN:
uri:fb7730a3-6fbb-4f8f-82a9-8a3ca0358768
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uuid:fb7730a3-6fbb-4f8f-82a9-8a3ca0358768
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pubs:684185

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