What's domain-specific about theory of mind?

  title={What's domain-specific about theory of mind?},
  author={Valerie E. Stone and Philip Gerrans},
  journal={Social Neuroscience},
  pages={309 - 319}
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… 
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