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Does the autistic child have a “theory of mind” ?
Abstract We use a new model of metarepresentational development to predict a cognitive deficit which could explain a crucial component of the social impairment in childhood autism. One of theExpand
Autism: Explaining the Enigma
Preface to the Second Edition. 1. What is Autism? 2. The Enchantment of Autism. 3. Lessons from History. 4. Is there an Autism Epidemic? 5. Mind-reading and Mind-Blindness. 6. Autism Aloneness. 7.Expand
The Weak Coherence Account: Detail-focused Cognitive Style in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • F. Happé, U. Frith
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of autism and developmental disorders
  • 1 February 2006
Abstract“Weak central coherence” refers to the detail-focused processing style proposed to characterise autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The original suggestion of a core deficit in centralExpand
Development and neurophysiology of mentalizing.
  • U. Frith, C. Frith
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 29 March 2003
The mentalizing (theory of mind) system of the brain is probably in operation from ca. 18 months of age, allowing implicit attribution of intentions and other mental states. Between the ages of 4 andExpand
Theories of developmental dyslexia: insights from a multiple case study of dyslexic adults.
A multiple case study was conducted in order to assess three leading theories of developmental dyslexia: (i) the phonological theory, (ii) the magnocellular (auditory and visual) theory and (iii) theExpand
The Neural Basis of Mentalizing
Mentalizing refers to our ability to read the mental states of other agents and engages many neural processes. The brain's mirror system allows us to share the emotions of others. Through perspectiveExpand
Reading the mind in cartoons and stories: an fMRI study of ‘theory of mind’ in verbal and nonverbal tasks
Previous functional imaging studies have explored the brain regions activated by tasks requiring 'theory of mind'--the attribution of mental states. Tasks used have been primarily verbal, and it hasExpand
Autism: beyond “theory of mind”
The theory of mind account of autism has been remarkably successful in making specific predictions about the impairments in socialization, imagination and communication shown by people with autism.Expand
Autism: Explaining the enigma, 2nd ed.
Other minds in the brain: a functional imaging study of “theory of mind” in story comprehension
The ability of normal children and adults to attribute independent mental states to self and others in order to explain and predict behaviour ("theory of mind") has been a focus of much recentExpand