How to read minds

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Abstract

Most animals have mental states of one sort or another, but few species share our capacity for self-awareness. We are aware of our own mental states via introspection, and we are aware of the mental states of our fellow human beings on the basis of what they do and say. This chapter is concerned with the prospects of a rather different and significantly more recent 'mindreading' capacity: the capacity to ascribe mental states to a creature based on information derived from neuroimaging. It analyzes the foundational issues that are likely to confront the use of any neuroimaging technology to read minds, no matter how sophisticated it may be.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationI Know What You're Thinking:
Subtitle of host publicationBrain Imaging and Mental Privacy
EditorsSarah D. Richmond, Geraint Rees, Sarah J.L. Edwards
Place of PublicationOxford UK
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages41-58
Number of pages18
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)9780199596492
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Mental states
  • Mindreading
  • Neuroimaging

Cite this

Bayne, T. (2012). How to read minds. In S. D. Richmond, G. Rees, & S. J. L. Edwards (Eds.), I Know What You're Thinking: : Brain Imaging and Mental Privacy (1st ed., pp. 41-58). Oxford UK: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596492.003.0004
Bayne, Timothy. / How to read minds. I Know What You're Thinking: : Brain Imaging and Mental Privacy. editor / Sarah D. Richmond ; Geraint Rees ; Sarah J.L. Edwards. 1st. ed. Oxford UK : Oxford University Press, 2012. pp. 41-58
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I Know What You're Thinking: : Brain Imaging and Mental Privacy. ed. / Sarah D. Richmond; Geraint Rees; Sarah J.L. Edwards. 1st. ed. Oxford UK : Oxford University Press, 2012. p. 41-58.

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