Person perception precedes theory of mind: an event related potential analysis.

@article{Wang2010PersonPP,
  title={Person perception precedes theory of mind: an event related potential analysis.},
  author={Yiwen Wang and Chen Dong Lin and B Yuan and Lu Huang and Wen Zhang and Da Leng Shen},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2010},
  volume={170 1},
  pages={238-46}
}
Prior to developing an understanding of another person's mental state, an ability termed "theory of mind" (ToM), a perception of that person's appearance and actions is required. However the relationship between this "person perception" and ToM is unclear. To investigate the time course of ToM and person perception, event-related potentials (ERP) were recorded while 17 normal adults received three kinds of visual stimuli: cartoons involving people (person perception cartoons), cartoons… CONTINUE READING

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