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Culture of Greedy Mind Readers
The Huffington Post
Format: Magazine Article
Publication Year: 2012
Source ID: shanti-sources-38831
Collection: Theory of Mind
Abstract: Theory of Mind (ToM) is defined as an evolved cognitive adaptation, caused by underlying mental states, used to understand behavior and predict the contents of one’s mind. Although ToM may represent a linear, conscious decision, this article argues that the cognitive ‘greedy’ adaptation is instead, largely unconscious, intuitive, and incorrect.