Dissociating cognitive from affective theory of mind: A TMS study

  title={Dissociating cognitive from affective theory of mind: A TMS study},
  author={Elke Kalbe and Marius Schlegel and Alexander Thomas Sack and Dennis A. Nowak and Josef Kessler},
INTRODUCTION "Theory of Mind" (ToM), i.e., the ability to infer other persons' mental states, is a key function of social cognition. It is increasingly recognized to form a multidimensional construct. One differentiation that has been proposed is that between cognitive and affective ToM, whose neural correlates remain to be identified. We aimed to ascertain the possible role of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) for cognitive ToM as opposed to affective ToM processes. METHODS… CONTINUE READING


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