Animal mindreading: what’s the problem?

@article{Heyes2015AnimalMW,
  title={Animal mindreading: what’s the problem?},
  author={C. Heyes},
  journal={Psychonomic Bulletin & Review},
  year={2015},
  volume={22},
  pages={313-327}
}
  • C. Heyes
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
  • Research on mindreading in animals has the potential to address fundamental questions about the nature and origins of the human capacity to ascribe mental states, but it is a research programme that seems to be in trouble. Between 1978 and 2000 several groups used a range of methods, some with considerable promise, to ask whether animals can understand a variety of mental states. Since that time, many enthusiasts have become sceptics, empirical methods have become more limited, and it is no… CONTINUE READING
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