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Ian Apperly, Mindreaders: the cognitive basis of theory of mind

Psychology Press, 2011, 232 pages, (ISBN 978-1-84169-697-3) $80.00

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  1. Kovács et al.’s (2010) study, however, provides evidence that may conflict with this, as we will discuss below.

  2. Apperly often refers to processes of his first system as “efficient,” in contrast with his second system, but “fast” or “simple” would be better since on his own account, processes of the second system are optimized differently. A fast and simple method for achieving a simple goal is not more efficient than a slower and more complex method for achieving a more complex goal.

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Christensen, W., Michael, J. Ian Apperly, Mindreaders: the cognitive basis of theory of mind. Phenom Cogn Sci 12, 907–914 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11097-012-9292-9

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