Review of Philosophy and Psychology

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 145–169 | Cite as

Enactive and Behavioral Abstraction Accounts of Social Understanding in Chimpanzees, Infants, and Adults

  • Shaun GallagherEmail author
  • Daniel J. Povinelli


We argue against theory-of-mind interpretation of recent false-belief experiments with young infants and explore two other interpretations: enactive and behavioral abstraction approaches. We then discuss the differences between these alternatives.


Mental State Visual Experience Young Infant Perceptual State Folk Psychology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of MemphisMemphisUSA
  2. 2.School of HumanitiesUniversity of HertfordshireHatfieldUK
  3. 3.Cognitive Evolution GroupUniversity of LouisianaLafayetteUSA

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