Spontaneous mentalizing during an interactive real world task: an fMRI study.

@article{Spiers2006SpontaneousMD,
  title={Spontaneous mentalizing during an interactive real world task: an fMRI study.},
  author={Hugo J. Spiers and Eleanor A. Maguire},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 10},
  pages={1674-82}
}
There are moments in everyday life when we need to consider the thoughts and intentions of other individuals in order to act in a socially appropriate manner. Most of this mentalizing occurs spontaneously as we go about our business in the complexity of the real world. As such, studying the neural basis of spontaneous mentalizing has been virtually impossible. Here we devised a means to achieve this by employing a unique combination of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), a detailed… CONTINUE READING

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