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Mind Reading: Human Origins and Theory of Mind
The live webcast for this symposium has ended.
The phrase "Theory of Mind" (ToM) has historically referred to the ability to impute mental states to oneself and others, but has been used in a variety of ways during the 35 years since the original Premack and Woodruff paper (1978). [PDF file available below for download.] The analysis of ToM has been the subject of many papers in developmental psychology and in anthropogeny, the latter focusing on differences in mental performance between humans versus other mammals and birds. Because precise definition is necessary for rigorous scientific analysis, the first talk will focus on what ToM is. The rest of the talks will cover the Ontogeny of Human ToM, relevant information on other mammals and birds, and the neuronal correlates and mechanisms of human ToM performance.
UCSD-TV Broadcast Note: The videos of the talks delivered at this symposium will be premiering on UCSD-TV on December 4, 11, and 18 at 9 pm Pacific Time. UCSD-TV airs on Cox and Time Warner (Digital) Channel 135, Time Warner Del Mar (Analog) Channel 19, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and UHF (no cable) Channel 35. After these presentations are aired, they will be archived on this webpage, as well as at the UCSD-TV, iTunes, and YouTube websites. If you would like to be notified of the TV broadcast dates and online availability, be sure to set up a User Account on the CARTA website here. We will send an email announcement to all CARTA Users shortly before the air dates in December.