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2014-04-17 13:42:44

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in adolescents appears to be associated with atypical connectivity in the brain involving the systems that help people infer what others are thinking and understand the meaning of others' actions and emotions. The ability to navigate and thrive in complex social systems is commonly impaired in ASD, a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting as many as 1 in 88 children. The authors used functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate connectivity in two...

2014-02-10 23:26:43

Reading increases people’s emotional intelligence and improves their "people skills," making it easier for them to get ahead professionally and socially, eReflect reported today. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 09, 2014 People who read a lot have an advantage over those who don’t, especially when it comes to understanding other people’s intentions, thoughts, motivations, and wants. A recent study on how a person's Theory of Mind improves by reading fiction showed...

2012-05-31 12:59:00

Belief in God or other higher powers may be crucially linked to humans' cognitive ability to infer other peoples' mental states, called "theory of mind" or "mentalizing," according to research published May 30 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The researchers, led by Ara Norenzayan of the University of British Columbia, found that deficits in mentalizing, as associated with the autism spectrum, were related to decreased belief in God. Norenzayan explains, "Religious believers...

2012-02-23 13:31:20

New 'theory of mind' approach: RUB philosophers report in Cognition Prof. Dr. Albert Newen and Dr. Leon de Bruin from the Institute of Philosophy II at the Ruhr-Universität explain their theory in the journal Cognition. In the first year of life, children already have a basic "theory of mind", that is, they are capable of distinguishing their own beliefs from those of others. At the age of four, this capacity is fully developed. According to the Bochum model, this...

2011-12-22 12:29:09

Young children whose mothers talk with them more frequently and in more detail about people's thoughts and feelings tend to be better at taking another's perspective than other children of the same age. That's what researchers from the University of Western Australia found in a new longitudinal study published in the journal Child Development. "Parents who frequently put themselves in someone else's shoes in conversations with their children make it more likely that their children will...

2011-11-01 21:08:20

New research from the University of Missouri indicates that at 10 months, babies start to understand another person´s thought process, providing new insights on how humans acquire knowledge and how communication develops. “Understanding other people is a key factor in successful communication, and humans start to understand this at a very young age,” said Yuyan Luo, associate professor of developmental psychology in the MU College of Arts and Science. “Our study...

2011-10-11 12:18:34

New finding provides insight into the psychology of autism-spectrum disorders People with autism process information in unusual ways and often have difficulties in their social interactions in everyday life. While this can be especially striking in those who are otherwise high functioning, characterizing this difficulty in detail has been challenging. Now, researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have isolated a very specific difference in how high-functioning...

2011-07-06 15:14:13

Study results may shed light on apparent self-awareness deficits in humans In the first study of its kind in an animal species that has not passed a critical test of self-recognition, cognitive psychologist Justin J. Couchman of the University at Buffalo has demonstrated that rhesus monkeys have a sense of self-agency -- the ability to understand that they are the cause of certain actions -- and possess a form of self awareness previously not attributed to them. The study, which will be...

2011-02-01 01:59:26

Neuroscientists find evidence that autistic patients have trouble understanding other people's intentions A study from MIT neuroscientists reveals that high-functioning autistic adults appear to have trouble using theory of mind to make moral judgments in certain situations. Specifically, the researchers found that autistic adults were more likely than non-autistic subjects to blame someone for accidentally causing harm to another person. This shows that their judgments rely more on the...

2010-11-15 13:52:59

GUMC researchers say that aging changes how people view themselves and others through 'mind wandering' Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center can now show, using functional MRI images, why it is that behavior in children and young adolescents veers toward the egocentric rather than the introspective. In findings being presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego on November 14, the researchers say that the five scattered regions in the brain...


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