If there is a specific goal they want to accomplish, psychopaths are able to consider the thoughts of others, a new study reveals.
Problems with counterfactive interpretation in those with aphasia are associated with a reduction of propositional, lexical and syntactic cognition.
A new study reports the brain network that controls theory of mind, the ability to interpret the thoughts of others, is already developed in children as young as three.
A new study adds to growing evidence that infants possess a basic theory of mind. Neuroimaging reveals the temporal parietal junction, an area of the brain associated with theory of mind, responds similarly in infants and adults when watching videos of actors expressing different mental states.
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.
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.
Is belief in God innate in our brains, as if it were installed by some divine programmer? Or is spirituality a more complex evolving adaptation that has both helped and harmed us as a species? National Geographic's Brain Games asks Neuroscience News.
A new study provides insight into the neurobiological underpinnings of envy. Researchers have identified a part of the brain that specifically registers when another receives a reward. This affects the subjective value placed on personal resources and rewards.
By the age of 18 months, toddlers prefer individuals others yield to, researchers say. The study suggests this preference may be rooted deep in human nature and may have evolved because being close to those in power provides people with better access to resources, territory and mates.