mindblindness


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mindblindness

A popular term for insensitivity to another person's mental state (lack of empathy), which is characteristic of autism.
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It is well accepted that mindblindness can be the cause of crimes
inherent in mindblindness may also cause aggressive criminal behavior by
necessary state of mind for a crime, mindblindness should be an
According to Simon Baron-Cohen, autistic individuals are characterized by mindblindness, his way of referring to the failure to develop theory of mind.
But once again I must enlist your sympathy by reminding you of the impossibility of stepping outside of the system of consciousness, so that on this meta level we are all subject to mindblindness.
He viewed mindblindness as a core deficit in autism, and "it is now widely accepted that individuals with autism are impaired in the intuitive understanding that people have mental states" (Hill & Frith, 2004, p.
While it is the "best way" (Baron-Cohen, Mindblindness 21) to understand others, it is not perfect; we do not always mindread successfully--as dramatically presented in McEwan's Enduring Love.
Joe closely observes Parry's expressive movements, his "hands resting on his hips, staring not at Logan but at me" (Baron-Cohen, Mindblindness 106, 109).
The "rapid comprehension and prediction of another organism's behaviour" (Baron-Cohen, Mindblindness 12) is necessary to maximize an individual's survival, but survival, as represented in the novel's opening scene, is also dependent upon chance.
Van Helsing describes the mindblindness of Dracula, whose powerful "great brain" is yet a "child-brain .
Baron-Cohen provides an engaging introduction to the cognitive approach to the theory of other minds in Mindblindness.