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Subjects are asked to perform a task involving the understanding of another's personal beliefs and feelings or forming hypotheses regarding the mental states of others.


TOM task

Definition contributed by Anonymous
theory of mind task has been asserted to measure the following CONCEPTS
Phenotypes associated with theory of mind task


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IMPLEMENTATIONS of theory of mind task
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EXTERNAL DATASETS for theory of mind task
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Experimental conditions are the subsets of an experiment that define the relevant experimental manipulation.


You must specify conditions before you can define contrasts.

In the Cognitive Atlas, we define a contrast as any function over experimental conditions. The simplest contrast is the indicator value for a specific condition; more complex contrasts include linear or nonlinear functions of the indicator across different experimental conditions.

score (accuracy)

An indicator is a specific quantitative or qualitative variable that is recorded for analysis. These may include behavioral variables (such as response time, accuracy, or other measures of performance) or physiological variables (including genetics, psychophysiology, or brain imaging data).


Empathy and theory of mind in offenders with intellectual disability.
Proctor T, Beail N
Journal of intellectual & developmental disability (J Intellect Dev Disabil)
2007 Jun

Another advanced test of theory of mind: evidence from very high functioning adults with autism or asperger syndrome.
Baron-Cohen S, Jolliffe T, Mortimore C, Robertson M
(J Child Psychol Psychiatry)
1997 Oct