The Development of Thinking About People: From Behavior to Brain, Part 2 - 2010

November 27, 2013

Adults are armchair psychologists: we attribute to ourselves, and to our social partners, a host of mental states such as goals, intentions, desires and beliefs in order to explain our own and others’ behavior. Dr Rebecca Saxe from the Massachusetts Institute for Technology investigates the development of thinking about people from infancy through the school years using both behavioral and brain-based methods.

Rebecca Saxe, Ph.D., assistant professor, Cognitive Neuroscience Fred and Carole Middleton Career Development Professorship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology