Mindreading underlies metacognition

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (2):164-182 (2009)
This response defends the view that human metacognition results from us turning our mindreading capacities upon ourselves, and that our access to our own propositional attitudes is through interpretation rather than introspection. Relevant evidence is considered, including that deriving from studies of childhood development and other animal species. Also discussed are data suggesting dissociations between metacognitive and mindreading capacities, especially in autism and schizophrenia
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DOI 10.1017/S0140525X09000831
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