Theory of Mind (ToM) is a neurocognitive mechanism that allows us to make inferences about others’ mental states. Literature reports a distributed neural network underpinning ToM, including right and left Tempo-parietal junction Sulcus (right and left TPJ), Precuneus, and Medial Prefrontal Cortex (MPFC). Although the prevalent view is that MPFC is the key region subserving ToM (Gallagher & Frith, 2003), recent evidence has shown that right TPJ may be more specific than MPFC (Saxe & Wexler, 2005). In order to contribute to this debate we present a new analysis of our previous data (Walter et al., 2004). Here we propose a model of a dynamic ToM-network consisting in four region with specific function depending on the type of prior intention inferred from an observed action.

How the brain comprehends intentions.

BARA, Bruno Giuseppe;CIARAMIDARO, Angela;ADENZATO, Mauro;ENRICI, Ivan;PIA, Lorenzo;
2008

Abstract

Theory of Mind (ToM) is a neurocognitive mechanism that allows us to make inferences about others’ mental states. Literature reports a distributed neural network underpinning ToM, including right and left Tempo-parietal junction Sulcus (right and left TPJ), Precuneus, and Medial Prefrontal Cortex (MPFC). Although the prevalent view is that MPFC is the key region subserving ToM (Gallagher & Frith, 2003), recent evidence has shown that right TPJ may be more specific than MPFC (Saxe & Wexler, 2005). In order to contribute to this debate we present a new analysis of our previous data (Walter et al., 2004). Here we propose a model of a dynamic ToM-network consisting in four region with specific function depending on the type of prior intention inferred from an observed action.
Sixth International Conference of Cognitive Science
Seoul, Korea
July 27-29
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of Cognitive Science
Sigma Press
334
335
Bara B.G.; Ciaramidaro A.; Adenzato M.; Enrici I.; Erk S.; Pia L.; Walter H.
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