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    Syllogistic Inference.P. N. Johnson-Laird & Bruno G. Bara - 1984 - Cognition 16 (1):1-61.
    This paper reviews current psychological theories of syllogistic inference and establishes that despite their various merits they all contain deficiencies as theories of performance. It presents the results of two experiments, one using syllogisms and the other using three-term series problems, designed to elucidate how the arrangement of terms within the premises affects performance. These data are used in the construction of a theory based on the hypothesis that reasoners construct mental models of the premises, formulate informative conclusions about the (...)
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    Does the Intention to Communicate Affect Action Kinematics?Luisa Sartori, Cristina Becchio, Bruno G. Bara & Umberto Castiello - 2009 - Consciousness and Cognition 18 (3):766-772.
    The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of communicative intention on action. In Experiment 1 participants were requested to reach towards an object, grasp it, and either simply lift it or lift it with the intent to communicate a meaning to a partner . Movement kinematics were recorded using a three-dimensional motion analysis system. The results indicate that kinematics was sensitive to communicative intention. Although the to-be-grasped object remained the same, movements performed for the ‘communicative’ condition (...)
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    Conversation and Behavior Games in the Pragmatics of Dialogue.Gabriella Airenti, Bruno G. Bara & Marco Colombetti - 1993 - Cognitive Science 17 (2):197-256.
    In this article we present the bases for a computational theory of the cognitive processes underlying human communication. The core of the article is devoted to the analysis of the phases in which the process of comprehension of a communicative act can be logically divided: (1) literal meaning, where the reconstruction of the mental states literally expressed by the actor takes place: (2) speaker's meaning, where the partner reconstructs the communicative intentions of the actor; (3) communicative effect, where the partner (...)
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    A Mentalist Framework for Linguistic and Extralinguistic Communication.Bruno G. Bara & Maurizio Tirassa - 2010 - Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations 9:182-193.
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    Model Theory of Deduction: A Unified Computational Approach.Bruno G. Bara, Monica Bucciarelli & Vincenzo Lombardo - 2001 - Cognitive Science 25 (6):839-901.
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    How the Brain Understands Intention: Different Neural Circuits Identify the Componential Features of Motor and Prior Intentions.Cristina Becchio, Mauro Adenzato & Bruno G. Bara - 2006 - Consciousness and Cognition 15 (1):64-74.
    In this paper we present theoretical and experimental evidence for a set of mechanisms by which intention is understood. We propose that three basic aspects are involved in the understanding of intention. The first aspect to consider is intention recognition, i.e., the process by which we recognize other people’s intentions, distinguishing among different types. The second aspect concerns the attribution of intention to its author: the existence of shared neural representations provides a parsimonious explanation of how we recognize other people’s (...)
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    Logical Expertise as a Cause of Error: A Reply to Boolos.P. N. Johnson-Laird & Bruno G. Bara - 1984 - Cognition 17 (2):183-184.
  8. Adenzato, Mauro, 64 Allilaire, Jean-François, 258 Alonso, Diego, 386 Andrade, Jackie, 1, 28.Jason Arndt, Bruno G. Bara, Tim Bayne, Cristina Becchio, Cordula Becker, Derek Besner, Mark Blagrove, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Stephan G. Boehm & Francesca Marina Bosco - 2006 - Consciousness and Cognition 15:767-768.
     
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    Developing Induction.Bruno G. Bara - 1994 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 8 (1):31 – 34.
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  10. Development of Syllogistic Reasoning.Bruno G. Bara, Monica Bucciarelli & Philip N. Johnson-Laird - 1995 - American Journal of Psychology 108:157-157.
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    Toward a Developmental Theory of Mental Models.Bruno G. Bara - 1993 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 16 (2):336-336.
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  12. Deduction and Induction: Reasoning Through Mental Models. [REVIEW]Bruno G. Bara & Monica Bucciarelli - 2000 - Mind and Society 1 (1):95-107.
    In this paper we deal with two types of reasoning: induction, and deduction First, we present a unified computational model of deductive reasoning through models, where deduction occurs in five phases: Construction, Integration, Conclusion, Falsification, and Response. Second, we make an attempt, to analyze induction through the same phases. Our aim is an explorative evaluation of the mental processes possibly shared by deductive and inductive reasoning.
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    Theory of Mind, Pragmatics and the Brain : Converging Evidence for the Role of Intention Processing as a Core Feature Ofhuman Communication.Ivan Enrici, Bruno G. Bara & Mauro Adenzato - 2019 - Pragmatics Cognition 26 (1):5-38.
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    Theory of Mind, Pragmatics and the Brain.Ivan Enrici, Bruno G. Bara & Mauro Adenzato - 2019 - Pragmatics and Cognition 26 (1):5-38.
    Theory of Mind is a neurocognitive system that allows the perceiver to attribute mental states, such as intentions, beliefs, or feelings, to others’ actions. The aim of the present work is to analyse the engagement of the ToM system in communication, in particular, in communicative intention processing. To this aim, we propose an Intention Processing Network with its own principles and mechanisms, that is, a brain network differentially engaged according to the complex intertwining of the context, goal, and action involved. (...)
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