The Resource Mindblindness : an essay on autism and theory of mind, Simon Baron-Cohen

Mindblindness : an essay on autism and theory of mind, Simon Baron-Cohen

Label
Mindblindness : an essay on autism and theory of mind
Title
Mindblindness
Title remainder
an essay on autism and theory of mind
Statement of responsibility
Simon Baron-Cohen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Mindblindness, Simon Baron-Cohen presents a model of the evolution and development of "mindreading." He argues that we mindread all the time, effortlessly, automatically, and mostly unconsciously. It is the natural way in which we interpret, predict, and participate in social behavior and communication. We ascribe mental states to people: states such as thoughts desires, knowledge, and intentions. Building on many years of research, Baron-Cohen concludes that children with autism suffer from "mindblindness" as a result of a selective impairment in mindreading. For these children the world is essentially devoid of mental things. Baron-Cohen develops a theory that draws on data from comparative psychology, from developmental psychology, and from neuropsychology. He argues that specific neurocognitive mechanisms have evolved that allow us to mindread, to make sense of actions, to interpret gazes as meaningful, and to decode "the language of the eyes."
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baron-Cohen, Simon
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF444
LC item number
.B37 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1995 D-608
  • WM 203.5
NLM item number
B265m 1995
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human information processing
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Genetic psychology
  • Autism
  • Autistic Disorder
  • Autistic Disorder
  • Cognition
  • Autism
  • Genetic psychology
  • Human information processing
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Filosofie van de geest
  • Autisme
  • Cognitieve processen
  • Psiquiatria
  • Autismo
  • Autisme infantile
  • Philosophie de l'esprit
  • Autismus
Label
Mindblindness : an essay on autism and theory of mind, Simon Baron-Cohen
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Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [153]-168) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mindblindness and mindreading -- Evolutionary psychology and social chess -- Mindreading: nature's choice -- Developing mindreading: the four steps -- Autism and mindblindness -- How brains read minds -- The language of the eyes -- Mindreading: back to the future
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 171 pages
Isbn
9780262023849
Lccn
94036470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31435666
  • (OCoLC)ocm31435666
Label
Mindblindness : an essay on autism and theory of mind, Simon Baron-Cohen
Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [153]-168) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mindblindness and mindreading -- Evolutionary psychology and social chess -- Mindreading: nature's choice -- Developing mindreading: the four steps -- Autism and mindblindness -- How brains read minds -- The language of the eyes -- Mindreading: back to the future
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 171 pages
Isbn
9780262023849
Lccn
94036470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31435666
  • (OCoLC)ocm31435666

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