• Publications
  • Influence
Automatic imitation.
  • C. Heyes
  • Psychology, Biology
    Psychological bulletin
  • 2011
TLDR
It is revealed that automatic imitation is a covert form of imitation, distinct from spatial compatibility, and is a new behavioral phenomenon, comparable with the Stroop and Simon effects, providing strong evidence that even healthy adult humans are prone, in an unwilled and unreasoned way, to copy the actions of others.
Causes and consequences of imitation
  • C. Heyes
  • Psychology, Biology
    Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 1 June 2001
Where do mirror neurons come from?
  • C. Heyes
  • Biology, Psychology
    Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • 1 March 2010
Imitation: is cognitive neuroscience solving the correspondence problem?
Theory of mind in nonhuman primates
  • C. Heyes
  • Psychology, Biology
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • 1 February 1998
TLDR
A procedure that uses conditional discrimination training and transfer tests to determine whether chimpanzees have the concept “see” is proposed and critics are invited to identify flaws in the procedure and to suggest alternatives.
Submentalizing: I Am Not Really Reading Your Mind
  • C. Heyes
  • Psychology
    Perspectives on psychological science : a journal…
  • 1 March 2014
TLDR
This article takes a close look at the strongest evidence of implicit mentalizing in adults, which suggests that people automatically represent what others see, intend, and believe, and suggests that the same domain-general processes can provide a fast and efficient alternative tomentalizing in everyday life.
What's social about social learning?
  • C. Heyes
  • Biology, Psychology
    Journal of comparative psychology
  • 1 May 2012
TLDR
It is argued that social and asocial learning depend on the same basic learning mechanisms; these are adapted for the detection of predictive relationships in all natural domains; and they are associative mechanisms--processes that encode information for long-term storage by forging excitatory and inhibitory links between event representations.
Social learning in animals : the roots of culture
Social Learning: B.G. Galef, Jr., Introduction. J. Terkel, Cultural Transmission of Feeding Behavior in the Black Rat (Rattus rattus). B.G. Galef, Jr., Social Enhancement of Food Preferences in
False belief in infancy: a fresh look.
  • C. Heyes
  • Psychology
    Developmental science
  • 1 September 2014
TLDR
It is suggested that the use of two experimental strategies - inanimate control procedures, and self-informed belief induction - could be used in combination with existing methods to bring us much closer to understanding the evolutionary and developmental origins of theory of mind.
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