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, B. G.; Ciaramidaro, A.; Adenzato, M.; Enrici, I.; Erk, S.; Pia, L.; Walter, H.. - (2008), pp. 334-335. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Sixth International Conference of Cognitive Science tenutosi a Seoul, Korea nel July 27-29.

How the brain comprehends intentions

Ciaramidaro A.;
2008-01-01

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
334
335
Bara, B. G.; Ciaramidaro, A.; Adenzato, M.; Enrici, I.; Erk, S.; Pia, L.; Walter, H.
How the brain comprehends intentions / Bara, B. G.; Ciaramidaro, A.; Adenzato, M.; Enrici, I.; Erk, S.; Pia, L.; Walter, H.. - (2008), pp. 334-335. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Sixth International Conference of Cognitive Science tenutosi a Seoul, Korea nel July 27-29.
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