Imaging the intentional stance in a competitive game.

  title={Imaging the intentional stance in a competitive game.},
  author={Helen L. Gallagher and Anthony I. Jack and Andreas Roepstorff and Christopher D. Frith},
  volume={16 3 Pt 1},
The "intentional stance" is the disposition to treat an entity as a rational agent, possessing particular beliefs, desires, and intentions, in order to interpret and predict it's behavior. The intentional stance is a component of a broader social cognitive function, mentalizing. Here we report a study that investigates the neural substrates of "on-line" mentalizing, using PET, by asking volunteers to second-guess an opponent. In order to identify brain activity specifically associated with… CONTINUE READING
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