Show simple item record Allen, Colin 2011-12-29T04:22:01Z 2011-12-29T04:22:01Z 2010-05-25
dc.identifier.citation Allen, C. (2010), Mirror, Mirror in the Brain, What's the Monkey Stand to Gain?. Noûs, 44: 372–391. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0068.2010.00744.x en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract Primatologists generally agree that monkeys lack higher-order intentional capacities related to theory of mind. Yet the discovery of the so-called “mirror neurons” in monkeys suggests to many neuroscientists that they have the rudiments of intentional understanding. Given a standard philosophical view about intentional understanding, which requires higher-order intentionality, a paradox arises. Different ways of resolving the paradox are assessed, using evidence from neural, cognitive, and behavioral studies of humans and monkeys. A decisive resolution to the paradox requires substantial additional empirical work and perhaps a rejection of the standard philosophical view. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Wiley Periodicals, Inc. en
dc.rights Copyright 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. en
dc.subject Intentionality, mirror neurons, action understanding, animal mind en
dc.title Mirror, Mirror in the Brain, What’s the Monkey Stand to Gain? en
dc.type Article en

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