Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience / Edition 2

Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience / Edition 2

by Simon Baron-Cohen, Donald J. Cohen, Helen Tager-Flusberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198524455

ISBN-13: 9780198524458

Pub. Date: 03/16/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Like the first edition, this completely updated and revised text still focuses on the "theory of mind" hypothesis—an important new psychological approach to autism— and provides an invaluable discussion about the nature of what is widely recognized as the most severe childhood psychological disorder. But it provides expanded coverage of

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Like the first edition, this completely updated and revised text still focuses on the "theory of mind" hypothesis—an important new psychological approach to autism— and provides an invaluable discussion about the nature of what is widely recognized as the most severe childhood psychological disorder. But it provides expanded coverage of evolution and new sections on infancy, neurobiology, and cognitive neuroscience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198524458
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/16/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Pt. ITheory of mind in normal development and autism
1Theory of mind and autism: a fifteen year review3
2Developing understandings of mind21
3Early theories of mind: what the theory theory can tell us about autism50
4Autism: deficits in folk psychology exist alongside superiority in folk physics73
5Language and theory of mind: what are the developmental relationships?83
6Language and understanding minds: connections in autism124
7Theory of mind and executive function: is there a developmental relationship?150
8Pretending, imagery and self-awareness in autism182
9Parts and wholes, meaning and minds: central coherence and its relation to theory of mind203
10Aspects of autism that theory of mind cannot explain222
Pt. 2Theory of mind: neurobiological aspects
11The role of the frontal lobes and the amygdala in theory of mind253
12How can studies of the monkey brain help us to understand 'theory of mind' and autism in humans?274
13Cerebral lateralization and theory of mind306
14The physiological basis of theory of mind: functional neuroimaging studies334
15Theory of mind in action: developmental perspectives on social neuroscience357
Pt. 3Theory of mind: clinical aspects
16Theory of mind in other clinical conditions: is a selective 'theory of mind' deficit exclusive to autism?391
17Theory of mind and the early diagnosis of autism422
18Teaching theory of mind to individuals with autism442
Pt. 4Theory of mind: anthropological and evolutionary issues
19Do chimpanzees use their gestures to instruct each other?459
20Palaeoanthropological perspectives on the theory of mind488
21Culture and understanding other minds503
Index521

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