Imagination in human social cognition, autism, and psychotic-affective conditions

@article{Crespi2016ImaginationIH,
  title={Imagination in human social cognition, autism, and psychotic-affective conditions},
  author={B. Crespi and E. Leach and Natalie L. Dinsdale and Mikael Mokkonen and P. Hurd},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2016},
  volume={150},
  pages={181-199}
}
Complex human social cognition has evolved in concert with risks for psychiatric disorders. Recently, autism and psychotic-affective conditions (mainly schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression) have been posited as psychological 'opposites' with regard to social-cognitive phenotypes. Imagination, considered as 'forming new ideas, mental images, or concepts', represents a central facet of human social evolution and cognition. Previous studies have documented reduced imagination in autism… Expand
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