Lifespan development: the effects of typical aging on theory of mind.

@article{Moran2013LifespanDT,
  title={Lifespan development: the effects of typical aging on theory of mind.},
  author={J. M. Moran},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2013},
  volume={237},
  pages={32-40}
}
Whether typical aging is associated with impairments in social understanding is a topic of critical importance in characterizing the changes that occur in older adulthood. Theory of mind (ToM) refers to the ability to represent other's mental states, and has been tested in a variety of different paradigms in older adults. The overarching research question has been whether ToM abilities may rely on other cognitive abilities, such as processing speed or executive functioning, and as such declines… CONTINUE READING
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