University College London | United Kingdom
I am currently reviewing work in social cognition with the aim of writing a book, jointly with Chris Frith. I am particularly interested in the extent to which mechanisms for social communication are innate and how they develop with age. I am drawing on insights from developmental disorders, in particular autism. A major theme is the implicit capacity to attribute mental states (intentions, desires, beliefs) to self and others.
Keywords: Social cognition / fMRI / autism / dyslexia / autism spectrum disorder
Subject area(s): Development | Neuroscience