Changes of brain activity in the neural substrates for theory of mind during childhood and adolescence.

@article{Moriguchi2007ChangesOB,
  title={Changes of brain activity in the neural substrates for theory of mind during childhood and adolescence.},
  author={Yoshiya Moriguchi and Takashi Ohnishi and Takeyuki Mori and Hiroshi Matsuda and Gen Komaki},
  journal={Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={355-63}
}
Theory of mind (ToM) refers to the ability to attribute independent mental states, such as beliefs, preferences and desires, to the self and others. Neuroimaging studies of normal adults have consistently demonstrated the importance of particular brain regions for ToM, the superior temporal sulcus (STS), temporal pole (TP) and the medial prefrontal cortex (MPFC). However, there are little data showing how ToM develops during childhood and adolescence. Such data are important for understanding… CONTINUE READING
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