The left tempero-parietal junction is necessary for representing someone else's belief
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Colleges, School and Institutes
A standard view in the neuroscience literature is that the frontal lobes sustain our ability to process others' mental states such as beliefs, intentions and desires (this ability is often referred to as having 'theory of mind'). Here we report evidence from brain-damaged patients showing that, in addition to involvement of the frontal lobes, the left temporoparietal junction is necessary for reasoning about the beliefs of others.
|Number of pages||52|
|Early online date||11 Apr 2004|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Apr 2004|