Why are there limits on theory of mind use? Evidence from adults' ability to follow instructions from an ignorant speaker.

@article{Apperly2010WhyAT,
  title={Why are there limits on theory of mind use? Evidence from adults' ability to follow instructions from an ignorant speaker.},
  author={Ian A. Apperly and Daniel John Carroll and D. Samson and Glyn W. Humphreys and Adam Qureshi and Graham Moffitt},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={
          1201-17
        }
}
Keysar et al. (Keysar, Barr, Balin, & Brauner, 2000; Keysar, Lin, & Barr, 2003) report that adults frequently failed to use their conceptual competence for theory of mind (ToM) in an online communication game where they needed to take account of a speaker's perspective. The current research reports 3 experiments investigating the cognitive processes contributing to adults' errors. In Experiments 1 and 2 the frequency of adults' failure to use ToM was unaffected by perspective switching. In… CONTINUE READING

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