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From an Implicit to an Explicit Theory of Mind

Internationale Tagung unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Beate Sodian (CAS Senior Researcher in Residence).

29.06.2014 – 01.07.2014

We predict and explain others’ actions by attributing mental states to them. In child development, an explicit understanding of the mind emerges around the age of four years. Infants, however, appear to implicitly take others’ mental states into account when observing others’ intentional actions or when participating in social interactions. The workshop addresses implicit and explicit Theory of Mind reasoning in infants, children and adults on the behavioral and neural levels, as well as the mechanisms that drive the transition from implicit to explicit mentalizing.

Teilnehmer sind u.a.: Cristina Colonnesi (Amsterdam), Henrike Moll (USC Los Angeles), Josef Perner (Salzburg), Dana Samson (Louvain), Amanda Woodward (Chicago), Fei Xu (Berkeley).

Abendvortrag am 30. Juni 2014 um 18 Uhr c.t.:

Prof. Diane Poulin-Dubois – "To Trust or not to Trust: the Developmental or Origins of Selective Learning and Altruism"

Diane Poulin-Dubois ist Professorin für Entwicklungspsychologie an der Concordia University in Montreal.


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