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Tag: Theory of Mind

Mindreading and Psycholinguistic Approaches to Perspective Taking: Establishing Common Ground

Published in: Topics in Cognitive Science, Volume 10, Issue 1, 133-139 Abstract “In this commentary on “Memory and Common Ground Processes in Language Use,” I draw attention to relevant work on mindreading. The concerns of research on common ground and mindreading have significant overlap, but these literatures have worked in relative isolation of each other. I attempt an assimilation, pointing out shared and distinctive concerns and mutually informative results.” Written by: Ian Apperly For full text: https://doi.org/10.1111/tops.12308

You said you would! The predictability of other’s behavior from their intentions determines predictive biases in action perception

Published in: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Volume 44, Issue 2, 320-335 Abstract “The perception of an action is shifted farther along the observed trajectory if the observer has prior knowledge of the actor’s intention. This intention-action prediction effect is explained by predictive perception models, wherein sensory input is interpreted in light of expectancies. This study altered the precision of the prediction by varying the predictability of the action from the intention, to increase/decrease the predictive perceptual bias. Participants heard an actor state an intention (“I’ll take it”/“I’ll leave it”) before the actor reached or withdrew from an… Read More