The overlapping relationship between emotion perception and theory of mind

@article{Mitchell2015TheOR,
  title={The overlapping relationship between emotion perception and theory of mind},
  author={Rachel L. C. Mitchell and Louise H. Phillips},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2015},
  volume={70},
  pages={1-10}
}
Socio-cognitive skills are crucial for successful interpersonal interactions. Two particularly important socio-cognitive processes are emotion perception (EP) and theory of mind (ToM), but agreement is lacking on terminology and conceptual links between these constructs. Here we seek to clarify the relationship between the two at multiple levels, from concept to neuroanatomy. EP is often regarded as a low-level perceptual process necessary to decode affective cues, while ToM is usually seen as… CONTINUE READING
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