Making inferences about intention: perceptual control theory as a "theory of mind" for psychologists.

@article{Marken2013MakingIA,
  title={Making inferences about intention: perceptual control theory as a "theory of mind" for psychologists.},
  author={Richard S. Marken},
  journal={Psychological reports},
  year={2013},
  volume={113 1},
  pages={1269-86}
}
Theory of Mind (ToM) assumes that humans and possibly other primates understand behavior in terms of inferences about intentions. While there is evidence that primates make such inferences, little attention has been paid to the question of their validity. In order to answer this question it is necessary to know the true intentions underlying behavior. The present paper shows that Perceptual Control Theory can provide a scientific basis for making such determinations using methods derived from… CONTINUE READING