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The brain has two systems for thinking about others’ thoughts

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‘The researchers refer to these brain structures as regions for implicit and explicit Theory of Mind. These cortical brain regions mature at different ages to fulfill their function. The supramarginal gyrus that supports non-verbal action prediction matures earlier, and is also involved in visual and emotional perspective taking. “This enables younger children to predict how people will act.  The temporoparietal junction and precuneus through which we understand what others think – and not just what they feel and see or how they will act  – only develops to fulfil this function at the age of 4 years”, first author Charlotte Grosse Wiesmann from the MPI CBS explains….’

— Via Neuroscience Stuff

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