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.
After 14,000 years of domestication, dogs have an edge in both cognition and people-reading skills over wolves.
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.
Researchers discover brain areas in primates exclusively dedicated to analyzing social interactions.
What is the earliest memory you can recall? How sure are you the event really happened? Researchers say our earliest memories are more likely to be fictional.
Study reveals two different brain structures are implicated in implicit and explicit theory of mind, and both regions mature at different ages to fulfill their function. The supramarginal gyrus matures earlier, enabling theory of mind to occur slightly earlier than believed. Full ability for theory of mind occurs at age four when the temporoparietal junction matures.