Functional imaging of ‘theory of mind’

@article{Gallagher2003FunctionalIO,
  title={Functional imaging of ‘theory of mind’},
  author={Helen L. Gallagher and Christopher D. Frith},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={7},
  pages={77-83}
}
Our ability to explain and predict other people's behaviour by attributing to them independent mental states, such as beliefs and desires, is known as having a 'theory of mind'. Interest in this very human ability has engendered a growing body of evidence concerning its evolution and development and the biological basis of the mechanisms underpinning it. Functional imaging has played a key role in seeking to isolate brain regions specific to this ability. Three areas are consistently activated… CONTINUE READING
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