Simulation theory

Karen Shanton, Alvin Goldman

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Abstract

Simulation plays a significant role inhumancognition. This article reviews evidence for a simulational account of mind reading. Drawing on findings in developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience, it shows that mind reading involves the imitation, copying, or reexperience of the mind reading target's mental processes. The article also introduces evidence for simulational accounts of episodic memory and prospection. It identifies relevant similarities between mind reading, memory, and prospection as well as independent evidence for a role for simulation in memory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-538
Number of pages12
JournalWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010

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Shanton, Karen ; Goldman, Alvin. / Simulation theory. In: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science. 2010 ; Vol. 1, No. 4. pp. 527-538.
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