Cultural and linguistic influence on neural bases of 'Theory of Mind': an fMRI study with Japanese bilinguals.

@article{Kobayashi2006CulturalAL,
  title={Cultural and linguistic influence on neural bases of 'Theory of Mind': an fMRI study with Japanese bilinguals.},
  author={Chiyoko Kobayashi and Gary H. Glover and Elise Temple},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={2006},
  volume={98 2},
  pages={210-20}
}
Theory of mind (ToM)-our ability to predict behaviors of others in terms of their underlying intentions-has been thought to be universal and invariant across different cultures. However, several ToM studies conducted outside the Anglo-American cultural or linguistic boundaries have obtained mixed results. To examine the influence of culture/language on neural bases of ToM, we studied 16 American English-speaking monolinguals and 16 Japanese-English bilinguals with second-order false-belief… CONTINUE READING

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