Logical modelling of Leslie's theory of mind

Lee Flax*

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Abstract

Results of functional imaging of brain activity indicate that there is a brain component that handles "theory of mind" processes which lead to humans being able to work out the beliefs, desires, intetions and pretences of others. Leslie postulates a theory of mind that involves a decoupling process allowing a person to infer, for example, another's intentions etc. We model this theory of mind mechanism using first-order modal logic and give an example of a scenario involving pretence which uses the necessity and pretence modalities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics, ICCI 2006
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages25-30
Number of pages6
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event5th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics, ICCI 2006 - Beijing, China
Duration: 17 Jul 200619 Jul 2006

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Other5th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics, ICCI 2006
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period17/07/0619/07/06

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    Flax, L. (2006). Logical modelling of Leslie's theory of mind. In Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics, ICCI 2006 (Vol. 1, pp. 25-30). [4216387] Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/COGINF.2006.365672