Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from social cognitive neuroscience

Paperback | September 20, 2013

EditorSimon Baron-Cohen, Michael Lombardo, Helen Tager-flusberg

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Over its previous two editions, Understanding Other Minds has established itself as a classic text on autism and theory of mind. In the 15 years since the last edition was prepared, the neuroimaging literature on "theory of mind" has expanded significantly, revealing new brain regions and their role in regard to "theory of mind". Other major changes include developments in the study of infants and in the fields of hormonesand genetics. Such studies have revealed evidence of both heritability (from twin studies), some molecular genetic associations, and a specific role for both sex steroid hormones (such as foetal testosterone) and neuropeptide hormones, such as oxytocin. The new edition brings together an international team of leading writers and researchers from psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, and philosophy to present a state-of-the-art review of scientific research in this important field - one that will be essential for all those involved in the fields ofdevelopmental psychology and neuroscience, as well as psychiatrists and philosophers.

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Over its previous two editions, Understanding Other Minds has established itself as a classic text on autism and theory of mind. In the 15 years since the last edition was prepared, the neuroimaging literature on "theory of mind" has expanded significantly, revealing new brain regions and their role in regard to "theory of mind". Other...

Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow at Trinty College, Cambridge. He is Director of the Autism Research Centre (ARC) in Cambridge. He holds degrees in Human Sciences from New College, Oxford, a PhD in Psychology from UCL, and an M.Phil in Clinical Psychology at the I...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:September 20, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Theory of Mind: Development/Cognitive1. Victoria Southgate: Early manifestations of mind reading2. Andrew N. Meltzoff and Alison Gopnik: Learning about the Mind from Evidence: Children's development of intuitive theories of perception and personality3. Henry M. Wellman and Candida C. Peterson: Theory of Mind, Development, and Deafness4. Josef Perner and Johannes Roessler: Teleology: Belief as perspective5. Ian Apperly: Can Theory of Mind Grow Up?: Mindreading in adults, and its implications for the development and neuroscience of mindreading7. Peter Hobson and Jessica Hobson: Autism: Self and others8. Liane Young and Adam Waytz: Mind attribution is for morality9. David A. Kenny: Issues in the Measurement of Judgmental AccuracySection 2: Theory of Mind: Neuroscience10. Mark A. Sabbagh: EEG/ERP Studies of Theory of Mind11. Jorie Koster-Hale and Rebecca Saxe: Functional Neuroimaging of Theory of Mind12. Dana Samson and Caroline Michel: Theory of Mind: Insights from patients with acquired brain damage13. Anat Perry and Simone Shamay-Tsoory: Understanding Emotional and Cognitive Empathy: A neuropsychological perspective14. Jamil Zaki and Kevin Ochsner: Neural Sources of Empathy: An evolving storySection 3: Theory of Mind: Neural Mechanisms15. Christian Keysers, Marc Thioux, and Valeria Gazzola: Mirror Neuron System and Social Cognition16. Giacomo Rizzolatti and Maddalena Fabbir-Destro: The Mirror Mechanism: Understanding others from the inside17. Markus Heinrichs, Frances S. Chen, and Gregor Domes: Social Neuropeptides in the Human Brain: Oxytocin and social behaviour18. Bonnie Auyeung and Simon Baron-Cohen: Prenatal and Postnatal Testosterone Effects on Human Social and Emotional Behavior19. Bhismadev Chakrabarti and Simon Baron-Cohen: Understanding the Genetics of Empathy and the Autistic SpectrumSection 4: Theory of Mind: Autism/Psychopathology/Neurological Disorders20. Jennie Pyers and Peter A. de Villiers: Theory of Mind in Deaf Children: Illuminating the relative roles of language and executive functioning in the development of social cognition21. James Blair and Stuart White: Social Cognition in Individuals with Psychopathic Tendencies22. Antonia Hamilton and Lauren Marsh: Two Systems for Action Comprehension in Autism: Mirroring and mentalising23. Peter Hobson and Jessica A. Hobson: Autism: Self and others24. Julie Hadwin and Hanna Kovshoff: A review of theory of Mind Interventions for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum ConditionsSection 5: Theory of Mind: Comparative25. Andrew Whiten: Culture and the Evolution of Interconnected Minds26. Alvin Goldman and Lucy Jordan: Mindreading by Simulation: The roles of imagination and mirroring27. Peter Carruthers: Mindreading the Self

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Review from previous edition: "...Understanding Other Minds is a well thought-out text, with all the chapter authors achieving a very high standard of presentation...an excellent introduction for readers new to the area while also providing an important research synthesis for the more expert."--Psychological Medicine