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    • Wandering minds, restless brains and mindful thinking : a network-based perspective 

      Keller, Joseph Barrington (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      People vary significantly across multiple cognitive domains, and that variation may be related to individual differences in the intrinsic functional architecture of the human brain. Such individual differences can be ...
    • What functional magnetic resonance imaging can tell us about theory of mind 

      Saxe, Rebecca R. (Rebecca Rose), 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      To have a theory of mind is to be able to explain and predict human behaviours and experiences in terms of mental states: beliefs, desires, goals, thoughts, and feelings. In chapters 1 and 2, I use functional magentic ...
    • Who did what to whom : developmental perspectives on the meaning and communication of transitive events 

      Kline, Melissa (Melissa Elizabeth) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Human language is notable for its expressivity; syntax is powerful and allows for potentially unlimited new sentences. But even simple transitive sentences like "I broke the lamp" provide a sophisticated tool for communication, ...
    • Words and rules in the brain 

      Rhee, Jaemin, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
      The Words-and-Rules theory (WR) posits that different mental processes underlie regular and irregular past tense formation: regular forms are rule-generated ('add -ed'), whereas irregular forms are retrieved from memory. ...
    • Young children's reasoning about their own and others' cognition 

      Magid, Rachel W. (Rachel Willcox) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      This thesis aims to address a central question in cognitive science: how we reason about our own and others' cognition. Representing the self and others as distinct individuals is a fundamental epistemological feature of ...