Imagine all the people: how the brain creates and uses personality models to predict behavior.

@article{Hassabis2014ImagineAT,
  title={Imagine all the people: how the brain creates and uses personality models to predict behavior.},
  author={Demis Hassabis and R. Nathan Spreng and Andrei Rusu and Clifford A. Robbins and Raymond A. Mar and Daniel L. Schacter},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 8},
  pages={1979-87}
}
The behaviors of other people are often central to envisioning the future. The ability to accurately predict the thoughts and actions of others is essential for successful social interactions, with far-reaching consequences. Despite its importance, little is known about how the brain represents people in order to predict behavior. In this functional magnetic resonance imaging study, participants learned the unique personality of 4 protagonists and imagined how each would behave in different… CONTINUE READING
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