What's domain-specific about theory of mind?

  title={What's domain-specific about theory of mind?},
  author={V. E. Stone and Philip Gerrans},
  journal={Social Neuroscience},
  pages={309 - 319}
  • V. E. Stone, Philip Gerrans
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Social Neuroscience
  • Abstract Twenty years ago, Baron-Cohen and colleagues argued that autistic performance on false belief tests was explained by a deficit in metarepresentation. Subsequent research moved from the view that the mind has a domain-general capacity for metarepresentation to the view that the mind has a domain-specific mechanism for metarepresentation of mental states per se, i.e., the theory of mind mechanism (ToMM). We argue that 20 years of data collection in lesion patients and children with… CONTINUE READING
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