Mechanisms of social cognition.

  title={Mechanisms of social cognition.},
  author={Chris D. Frith and Uta Frith},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
Social animals including humans share a range of social mechanisms that are automatic and implicit and enable learning by observation. Learning from others includes imitation of actions and mirroring of emotions. Learning about others, such as their group membership and reputation, is crucial for social interactions that depend on trust. For accurate prediction of others' changeable dispositions, mentalizing is required, i.e., tracking of intentions, desires, and beliefs. Implicit mentalizing… 

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