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

The cholinergic hypothesis of age-related memory decline: Some notes

Disorders of memory in the ageing brain are widespread, cause significant personal distress, and are a major clinical problem. A decline in memory function is a more-or-less inevitable part of normal ageing, although the rate of decline can be reduced by regular aerobic exercise, a good diet and regular (but demanding) neurocognitive challenges. More intractable, however,… Read More