Is processing emotional signals necessary for performance on tasks requiring understanding a "theory of mind".

Abstract

In this case study, HY had lived in a persistent vegetative state for 6 years after onset of encephalitis at age 10. His processing of emotionally and socially meaningful information was impaired by the age of 20, as it is in individuals with amygdala damage; however, his performance on tasks requiring understanding a "theory of mind" improved by age 22. A… (More)

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@article{Goukon2007IsPE, title={Is processing emotional signals necessary for performance on tasks requiring understanding a "theory of mind".}, author={Ayumu Goukon and Kazuhito Noguchi and Toru Hosokawa}, journal={Psychological reports}, year={2007}, volume={101 2}, pages={469-74} }