Dimensions of Mind Perception

@article{Gray2007DimensionsOM,
  title={Dimensions of Mind Perception},
  author={Heather M. Gray and Kurt Gray and Daniel M. Wegner},
  journal={Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={315},
  pages={619 - 619}
}
Participants compared the mental capacities of various human and nonhuman characters via online surveys. Factor analysis revealed two dimensions of mind perception, Experience (for example, capacity for hunger) and Agency (for example, capacity for self-control). The dimensions predicted different moral judgments but were both related to valuing of mind. 

Self-Reflective Mind in a Machine: Neural Correlates for Multidimensional Mind Perception

TLDR
Three different studies could find the entropy in Matching Pennies Game (MPG) increasing, owing to the mind perception of the game opponent, and two components of mind perception: “mind reader” and “Mind holder” are found.

The case for mind perception

  • S. Varga
  • Philosophy, Psychology
    Synthese
  • 2015
TLDR
In this paper, a distinction is introduced between “mind awareness” and “mental state awareness,’ and it is argued that the former at least sometimes belongs to perceptual, rather than cognitive, processing.

Perceiving mental states

“Other Minds Are Not Equal”: Exploring the Role of Mind Perception in an Intergroup Context

Many theories have been developed to explain the processes by which people attribute mental states to other minds. However, these theories do not fully address potential asymmetries in the

ATTITUDES AND SOCIAL COGNITION Timescale Bias in the Attribution of Mind

In this research, the authors found that people use speed of movement to infer the presence of mind and mental attributes such as intention, consciousness, thought, and intelligence in other persons,

The Group Mind: The Pervasive Influence of Social Identity on Cognition

TLDR
This research underscores how psychological and neural processes underlying human cognition are context-dependent, dynamic, and flexibly shaped by motivational states, rather than inevitable, reflexive, and fixed.

Understanding individual differences in theory of mind via representation of minds, not mental states

TLDR
It is suggested that theoretical and empirical progress on understanding the mechanisms underlying mind representation can be achieved by adopting a ‘Mind-space’ framework, which can accommodate the representation of whole cognitive systems and may help to explain individual differences in the consistency and accuracy with which the mental states of others are inferred.

Mind perception and stereotype attribution of corporations and charities.

TLDR
Although not-for-profit organizations were perceived as warmer but less competent than for-profit ones, the former was perceived both as having more experiential and agentic mental capacities than the latter.

Differential patterns in mind perception in subclinical paranoia: relationships to self-reported empathy

TLDR
In paranoia – and psychopathology more broadly – understanding and addressing distorted mind perception may be one component of restoring social functioning.
...

References

SHOWING 1-5 OF 5 REFERENCES

Kinds Of Minds

What makes us different from animals? Is is that we are aware, can think, deduceand communicate? Daniel Dennett asks what it is that makes us "concious".

Does the chimpanzee have a theory of mind?

Abstract An individual has a theory of mind if he imputes mental states to himself and others. A system of inferences of this kind is properly viewed as a theory because such states are not directly

Kinds of minds

Do differences in history, culture and education influence whether scientists focus on pieces and particulars, or make broad connections?

Computing Machinery and Intelligence

  • A. Turing
  • Philosophy
    The Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence
  • 1990
TLDR
The question, “Can machines think?” is considered, and the question is replaced by another, which is closely related to it and is expressed in relatively unambiguous words.

Brain Sci

  • Brain Sci
  • 1978