Ability to Guess Others' Thoughts Tied to Language Proficiency

 by Nicole Branan in Scientific American

"What’s this guy thinking? Does he know what I know? Most of us develop the ability to make inferences about what other people might be thinking, the hallmark of “theory of mind,” at age four. Scientists have long known that the acquisition of language plays a role in this process, but so far it had been unclear whether social experience could substitute for it. A new study suggests it cannot..."

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