The cultural evolution of mind reading

@article{Heyes2014TheCE,
  title={The cultural evolution of mind reading},
  author={Cecilia Heyes and Christopher D. Frith},
  journal={Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={344}
}
It is not just a manner of speaking: “Mind reading,” or working out what others are thinking and feeling, is markedly similar to print reading. Both of these distinctly human skills recover meaning from signs, depend on dedicated cortical areas, are subject to genetically heritable disorders, show cultural variation around a universal core, and regulate how people behave. But when it comes to development, the evidence is conflicting. Some studies show that, like learning to read print, learning… CONTINUE READING

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