During the Opening Keynote the phrase “Theory of Mind” was used and the work of Luis Oceja was mentioned. I have found a bunch of resources that will help me understand both topics. As a teacher, having someone show through science why humans can not be replaced in the classroom by computers is comforting. It all ties back to the social neuroscience of empathy and the theory of mind.
“Understanding another person’s perspective, and realising that it can differ from our own, is known as theory of mind. It underpins empathy, communication and the ability to deceive”
“Where does this leap in understanding come from? According to one hypothesis, children gradually deduce that other people have internal experiences that are different from their own by observing the facial expressions and gestures of others over time.”
“Another suggestion is that theory of mind comes from our ability to use language, which allows children to listen to people talking about their beliefs and emotions. This is backed up by the fact that language fluency and the ability to pass the false belief test emerge at around the same age.”
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