CARTA: Mind Reading: Human Origins and Theory of Mind – What Makes Humans Different?, Brain Imaging Studies, and Mirror Neurons and More

12/18/2013; 57 minutes

This CARTA series explores the evolution of "Theory of Mind" (ToM), the ability to impute mental states such as beliefs, desires, and intentions to oneself and others, and how ToM makes us uniquely human. Elizabeth Spelke (Harvard Univ) begins with a discussion about What Makes Humans Different?, followed by Jason Mitchell (Harvard Univ) on Brain Imaging Studies, and Michael Arbib (Univ of Southern California) on Mirror Neurons and More. Recorded on 10/18/2013. (#25936)

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