Mindblindness by Simon Baron-Cohen
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Mindblindness
By Simon Baron-Cohen

Mindblindness

An Essay on Autism and Theory of Mind

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Mindblindness by Simon Baron-Cohen

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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, 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." A Bradford Book

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262522250
ISBN-10: 026252225X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Simon Baron-Cohen

Teaching Children with Autism to Mind-Read by Simon Baron-Cohen Teaching Children with Autism to Mind-Read, Paperback (January 2015)

This workbook expands upon the authors? Teaching Children with Autism to Mind-Read: A Practical Guide to present the most effective approaches, strategies, and practical guidelines to help alleviate social and communication problems in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Understanding Other Minds by Simon Baron-Cohen Understanding Other Minds, Paperback (August 2013)

This book comprises 26 exciting chapters by internationally renowned scholars, addressing the central psychological proces separating humans from other animals: the ability to imagine the thoughts and feelings of othersm and to reflect on the contents of our own minds - a "theory of mind" (ToM).

Science of Evil by Simon Baron-Cohen Science of Evil, Paperback (September 2012)

A pathbreaking autism researcher explores why some people lack empathy and what that absence means for our psychological understanding of evil.

Essential Difference by Simon Baron-Cohen Essential Difference, Paperback (June 2012)

Why are female brains better at empathasing? How are male brains designed to analyse systems? And what really makes men and women different? The author explores list-making, lying and two decades of research in a ground-breaking examination of how our brains can be male or female.

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Author Biography - Simon Baron-Cohen

Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor in Developmental Psychopathology and Director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, is the author of Mindblindness (MIT Press, 1997) and The Essential Difference: The Truth about the Male and Female Mind.

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