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Theory of Mind

"Theory of Mind" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The ability to attribute mental states (e.g., beliefs, desires, feelings, intentions, thoughts, etc.) to self and to others, allowing an individual to understand and infer behavior on the basis of the mental states. Difference or deficit in theory of mind is associated with ASPERGER SYNDROME; AUTISTIC DISORDER; and SCHIZOPHRENIA, etc.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Theory of Mind" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Theory of Mind" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 75 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2014
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