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  1. Deconstructing and Reconstructing Theory of Mind.Sara M. Schaafsma, Donald W. Pfaff, Robert P. Spunt & Ralph Adolphs - 2015 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 19 (2):65-72.
    Usage of the term ‘theory of mind’ (ToM) has exploded across fields ranging from developmental psychology to social neuroscience and psychiatry research. However, its meaning is often vague and inconsistent, its biologi- cal bases are a subject of debate, and the methods used to study it are highly heterogeneous. Most crucially, its original definition does not permit easy downward translation to more basic processes such as those stud- ied by behavioral neuroscience, leaving the interpreta- tion of neuroimaging results opaque. We (...)
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    Mechanisms Underlying an Ability to Behave Ethically.Donald W. Pfaff, Martin Kavaliers & Elena Choleris - 2008 - American Journal of Bioethics 8 (5):10 – 19.
    Cognitive neuroscientists have anticipated the union of neural and behavioral science with ethics (Gazzaniga 2005). The identification of an ethical rule—the dictum that we should treat others in the manner in which we would like to be treated—apparently widespread among human societies suggests a dependence on fundamental human brain mechanisms. Now, studies of neural and molecular mechanisms that underlie the feeling of fear suggest how this form of ethical behavior is produced. Counterintuitively, a new theory presented here states that it (...)
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  3. William Scott Green University of Miami.Donald W. Pfaff & Dana Press - 2009 - In Jacob Neusner (ed.), The Golden Rule: The Ethics of Reciprocity in World Religions. Continuum. pp. 170.
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    Histone Modifications Proposed to Regulate Sexual Differentiation of Brain and Behavior.Khatuna Gagnidze, Zachary M. Weil & Donald W. Pfaff - 2010 - Bioessays 32 (11):932-939.
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    Response to Peer Commentaries on Mechanisms Underlying an Ability to Behave Ethically—Neuroscience Addresses Ethical Behaviors: Transitioning From Philosophical Dialogues to Testable Scientific Theories of Brain and Behavior.Donald W. Pfaff, Martin Kavaliers & Elena Choleris - 2008 - American Journal of Bioethics 8 (5):W1 – W3.
    Cognitive neuroscientists have anticipated the union of neural and behavioral science with ethics. The identification of an ethical rule—the dictum that we should treat others in the manner in which we would like to be treated—apparently widespread among human societies suggests a dependence on fundamental human brain mechanisms. Now, studies of neural and molecular mechanisms that underlie the feeling of fear suggest how this form of ethical behavior is produced. Counterintuitively, a new theory presented here states that it is actually (...)
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  6. Reproductive Motivation.Donald W. Pfaff & Anders Ågmo - 2002 - In J. Wixted & H. Pashler (eds.), Stevens' Handbook of Experimental Psychology. Wiley.
     
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