Understanding Each Other’s Minds

Understanding Each Other’s Minds September 14, 2009

“I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I’m not sure you realize what you heard is not what I meant.”—Alan Greenspan

“The fact remains that getting people right is not what living is all about anyway.  It is getting them wrong that is living.  Getting them wrong and wrong and wrong.  And then on careful reconsideration, getting them wrong again.”—Philip Roth

Two great quotes which via Rebecca Saxe in this great video on the cognitive neuroscience of understanding other people’s minds, assessing their moral blameworthiness, and the developmental stages of them.

Saxe is also among the panel of neuroscientists interviewed by Charlie Rose in this video.

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