Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: ‘Mindreading’ neurons capable of having expectations about the behavior of the others

(Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona) Psychologists and philosophers had long suggested that simulation is the mechanism whereby humans understand the minds of others. However, the neural basis of this complex process had not been identified. The amygdala is involved in various functions related to social behaviour as well as in autism. However, it was not known whether the amygdala neurons contributed to advanced social knowledge, such as simulating the decisions of other individuals.