Competence and performance in false belief understanding : A comparison of autistic and normal 3-year-old children

@inproceedings{Surian2001CompetenceAP,
  title={Competence and performance in false belief understanding : A comparison of autistic and normal 3-year-old children},
  author={Luca Surian and Alan M. Leslie},
  year={2001}
}
Using a standard prediction of action task, we Žnd that normally developing 3-yearold children successfully take into account a protagonist’s false belief when asked a ‘look Žrst’ question. When asked this same question in a true belief scenario, 3-yearolds also correctly predict a protagonist’s action even though in this case the correct answer is the second (full) location rather than the Žrst (empty) location. This rules out the use of a low-level response strategy. In a second experiment… CONTINUE READING

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