Mental simulation of the actions and intentions of others: What do rats know about what other rats might be thinking*? Speculations and potential experiments.

What do we know about the contents of the cognitions of other agents or conspecifics, either immediately present, or ones we have interacted with in the recent past in our environment? One important suggestion deriving from philosophy and cognitive science is that we and others engage in mental simulation. Mental simulation refers to the capacity to… Read More