While it is easy for most of us to read the emotions of those around us at a given time, researchers suggest that people are also skilled at predicting future emotions in others, thanks to a mental model of emotional transitions.
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.
Researchers discover brain areas in primates exclusively dedicated to analyzing social interactions.
A new study reveals an early origin for certain social phenomena, including dehumanizing and bias between social groups.
Several specific regions of our brains are activated in a two-part process when we are exposed to deceptive advertising, according...
A new neuroimaging study sheds light on how we relate to characters in stories. Researchers report, no matter how a story is relayed, brain networks associated with theory of mind are activated when participants associate with the protagonist. The study concludes our brains relate best to characters, no matter how the narrative is expressed.