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Theory of mind in autism, schizophrenia, and in-between

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 June 2008

Ahmad Abu-Akel
Affiliation:
8015 Airlane Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045. abuakel@hotmail.com

Abstract

Autism and schizophrenia are presented as the extremes of disorders affecting the social brain. By viewing human cognition impairment in terms of competence and performance, a variety of social brain disorders can be identified along the autistic-psychotic continuum.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2008

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