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Mechanizmy poznawcze teorii umysłu
Cognitive mechanisms of theory of mind

Author(s): Agnieszka Pluta
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: theory of mind; functional magnetic resonance; transcranial magnetic stimulation; executive functions; language; brain impairment

Summary/Abstract: The goal of the article is to familiarize Polish reader with the current state of knowledge about cognitive mechanisms of theory of mind. In the article, the author presents theoretical framework underlying capacity to understand mental states of others as well as the most recent neuroimagining methods (functional magnetic resonance, transcranial magnetic stimulation) and studies of patients with brain impairments. The author discusses: brain localization of theory of mind, relation between theory of mind and executive functions and language, dissociation between cognitive and affective theory of mind. On the basis of literature review, the author indicates methodological challenges and difficulties pertaining to research on brain mechanisms underlying theory of mind in norm and pathology.

  • Issue Year: 15/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 007-030
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Polish