Hypo- or hyper-mentalizing

It all depends upon what one means by "mentalizing"

Robyn Langdon*, Jon Brock

*Corresponding author for this work

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By conceiving of autism and psychosis as diametrically opposite phenotypes of underactive and overactive mentalizing, respectively, Crespi & Badcock (C&B) commit themselves to a continuum view of intercorrelated mentalizing functions. This view fails to acknowledge dissociations between mentalizing functions and that psychotic people show a mixture of both hypo- and hyper-mentalizing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-275
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008

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