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Orbital prefrontal cortex volume correlates with social cognitive competence.

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Intentionality, or Theory of Mind, is the ability to explain and predict the behaviour of others by attributing to them intentions and mental states and is hypothesised to be one of several social cognitive mechanisms which have impacted upon brain size evolution. Though the brain activity associated with processing this type of information has been studied extensively, the neuroanatomical correlates of these abilities, e.g. whether subjects who perform better have greater volume of associate...

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Powell, JL More by this author
Dunbar, RI More by this author
García-Fiñana, M More by this author
Roberts, N More by this author
Journal:
Neuropsychologia
Volume:
48
Issue:
12
Pages:
3554-3562
Publication date:
2010-10-05
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EISSN:
1873-3514
ISSN:
0028-3932
URN:
uuid:fe2b7ffd-0e43-47ab-b895-2efae0619fcf
Source identifiers:
300799
Local pid:
pubs:300799

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