Frontal Lobe Contributions to Theory of Mind

@article{Stone1998FrontalLC,
  title={Frontal Lobe Contributions to Theory of Mind},
  author={Valerie E. Stone and Simon Baron-Cohen and Robert T. Knight},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={1998},
  volume={10},
  pages={640-656}
}
Theory of mind, the ability to make inferences about others' mental states, seems to be a modular cognitive capacity that underlies humans' ability to engage in complex social interaction. It develops in several distinct stages, which can be measured with social reasoning tests of increasing difficulty. Individuals with Asperger's syndrome, a mild form of autism, perform well on simpler theory of mind tests but show deficits on more developmentally advanced theory of mind tests. We tested… 

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