Expectant fathers with higher levels of brain activation and oxytocin later endorsed a more "child-led" empathetic style of parenting once their child was born.
Researchers have developed a new test that examines theory of mind in those on the autism spectrum. The work may shed light on how those with ASD have difficulty in understanding the point of view of others, and social behavioral deficits.
Reassessing years of research on Theory of Mind in autism, researchers argue the brains of those with ASD may be able to grasp what others think but may have a more difficult time processing the degree to which others think differently from themselves.
Researchers implicate the posterior superior temporal sulcus in our ability to process social interactions efficiently.
Young children do not understand true or false belief, instead, they rely on perceptual access reasoning. The findings upend the longstanding belief that theory of mind is acquired by age four.