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Vijayachandra Ramachandra

I was thinking of theory of mind and how it fits within this framework (having a common ground). I think joint attention (two people looking at an object and also sharing that experience) would be a first order theory of mind. Don't chimps and other primates have this? Is it fair to say that they do have a TOM but they use it only for selfish purposes ?
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BLOGGER: What goes on in the mind of a monkey or an ape is always going to be something of a mystery, so we are forced to look at their behavior. That approach uncovers a striking difference between humans and other primates.

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