Rebecca Saxe: How we read each other's minds | Video on TED.com

Rebecca Saxe: How we read each other's minds | Video on TED.com

I often share this video at workshops I do about Asperger's Disorder and autism. It's a great little video. While still a graduate student, Rebecca Saxe made a breakthrough discovery: There's a specific region in our brain that becomes active when we contemplate the workings of other minds. Now, at MIT's Saxelab, she and her team have been further exploring her grad-school finding, exploring how it may help us understand conditions such as autism. It gives great insight into why it is so hard to understand what other people are thinking. The problem of language pragmatics, putting yourself in the shoes of another.

In this short video Saxe delves into the complexities of social cognition. iT's fun and has several "ah ha!" moments.

The next post will get back to some of the details of interventions in the field of autism and Asperger's.


Jim Roche, PhD
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