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

Overview

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

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