Friday, March 10, 2006

Theory of Mind

Mindhacks has a very interesting post about research into the claim that people with autism have an impaired theory of mind :

" (that is, they are supposedly not able to imagine what other people are thinking)...This typically infuriates people with autism, especially when it gets translated into the more everyday, and, perhaps, even less accurate claim, that autism involves a 'lack of empathy'."

A researcher is starting to question this claim.

Read the Mindhacks post - it really explains it well. You may have to scroll down the page a bit. It was posted today with the title "Is theory of mind impaired in autism?"

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