sábado, 6 de dezembro de 2014

ScienceDaily: Autism News

Salience network linked to brain disorders

Posted: 05 Dec 2014 08:40 AM PST

A brain structure called the insula is essential for selecting things out of the environment that are 'salient' for an individual, and dysfunction of this system is linked to brain disorders such as autism, psychosis and dementia.

The social brain: Does guessing others' intentions make a difference when we learn?

Posted: 04 Dec 2014 11:26 AM PST

People regularly engage in sophisticated 'mentalizing' (i.e. guessing the intentions or beliefs of others) whenever they convince, teach, deceive, and so on. Researchers have now demonstrated the laws that govern these intuitions and how efficient they are for anticipating the behavior of other people.

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