Re: Theory of Mind

From: Harnad, Stevan (
Date: Thu Feb 27 1997 - 19:12:41 GMT

> From: Hurden, Jackie <>
> sc> it is believed that some autistic people...
> sc> can not take into account others mental states,
> Interesting point. Is this also along the lines of Piaget's
> theory of egocentrism, whereby children (not necessarily
> autistic) are unable to see things from other people's point
> of view? Or have I missed the point? Hurden, Jackie

Along with the theory that some autistic children cannot take into
account other people's mental state there is evodence that before
a certain age the normal child cannot do it either.

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