Theory of mind and schizophrenia

Rajendra D. Badgaiyan

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Abstract

A number of cognitive and behavioral variables influence the performance in tasks of theory of mind (ToM). Since two of the most important variables, memory and explicit expression, are impaired in schizophrenic patients, the ToM appears inconsistent in these patients. An ideal instrument of ToM should therefore account for deficient memory and impaired ability of these patients to explicitly express intentions. If such an instrument is developed, it should provide information that can be used not only to understand the pathophysiology but also to monitor patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-322
Number of pages3
JournalConsciousness and Cognition
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2009

Keywords

  • Allocentric
  • Egocentric
  • Expression
  • Memory
  • Schizophrenia
  • Theory of mind

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