• Published 2008

A Computational Developmental Model of the Implicit False Belief Task

@inproceedings{McRae2008ACD,
  title={A Computational Developmental Model of the Implicit False Belief Task},
  author={Kate McRae and Valdimir M. Sloutsky},
  year={2008}
}
Do children understand that others have mental representations, for instance, mental representations of an object’s location? This understanding, known as a representational Theory of Mind (ToM) has typically been studied using false-belief (FB) tasks. Standard, verbal FB tasks test whether a child can use protagonists’ beliefs to say that they will search for objects where they last saw them. Whereas children under 3.5 years typically fail the task and expect protagonists to search where… CONTINUE READING

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