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From self to social cognition : a new paradigm to study differentiations within the Theory of Mind mechanism and their relation to executive functioning
(University of St Andrews, 2016-06-21) - Thesis
Theory of Mind (ToM) refers to the ability to attribute mental states to oneself and other people. In this thesis, I present a new paradigm, the Self/Other Differentiation task, which was designed to assess ToM abilities ...
Early development of strategies for mapping symbol-referent relations : what do young children understand about scale models?
(University of St Andrews, 2001-11) - Thesis
The research reported here investigated the nature of young children's understanding of a novel symbol-a scale model. Children witnessed the hiding of a small toy in a scale model of a room and were then required to search ...
Multiple expressions of hemispheric asymmetry in captive chimpanzees
(University of St Andrews, 2012-11-30) - Thesis
The degree to which non-human primate behaviour is lateralized, at individual or population levels, remains controversial and over the last century, the issue of brain lateralization in primates has been extensively ...
Understanding object-directed intentionality in Capuchin monkeys and humans
(University of St Andrews, 2016-06) - Thesis
Understanding intentionality, i.e. coding the object directedness of agents towards objects, is a fundamental component of Theory of Mind abilities. Yet it is unclear how it is perceived and coded in different species. ...
Social information gathering in lemurs
(University of St Andrews, 2010-06) - Thesis
By investigating the cognitive capacities of non-human primates, we can begin to understand the cognitive capacities of the evolutionary ancestors we share with these species. While there is a great deal of research exploring ...
Form and function of non-linguistic calls in human infants
(University of St Andrews, 2012-06-19) - Thesis
Before infants speak their first word, they already produce a large variety of sounds. Whilst the developmental process that leads to speech production is very well documented, little attention is given to how non-linguistic ...