Neuroscience

Autism and theory of mind

Suppose you are helping your friend search for their missing phone and while they are looking around another room, you find it behind some cushions. When they return, you seize the opportunity to play a prank on them and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

To dispel myths, redirect the belief, study says

Beliefs can be hard to change, even if they are scientifically wrong. But those on the fence about an idea can be swayed after hearing facts related to the misinformation, according to a study led by Princeton University.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study adds new evidence that infants track others' mental states

A brain-imaging study offers new support for the idea that infants can accurately track other people's beliefs. When 7-month-old infants in the study viewed videos of an actor who saw - or failed to see - an object being ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Infants recognize surprise in others before age 2

Infants as young as 20 months of age expect adults to display surprise when discovering a false belief, according to a new study from UC Merced professor Rose Scott.

page 1 from 21