Inferring subjective states through the observation of actions

  title={Inferring subjective states through the observation of actions},
  author={Dharmendra Patel and Stephen M. Fleming and James Kilner},
  booktitle={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
Estimating another person's subjective confidence is crucial for social interaction, but how this inference is achieved is unknown. Previous research has demonstrated that the speed at which people make decisions is correlated with their confidence in their decision. Here, we show that (i) subjects are able to infer the subjective confidence of another person simply through the observation of their actions and (ii) this inference is dependent upon the performance of each subject when executing… CONTINUE READING