Do false belief and verb non-factivity share similar neural circuits?
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摘要The present study investigates whether the complement falsity elicited by strong non-factive verbs and the false belief activated by a standard nonverbal false belief task produce similar electrophysiological activities in the brain. The hypothesis is based on the notion that both complement falsity and false belief involve decoupling a false mental representation from reality. Some previous studies have reported a behavioral correlation between children's false belief reasoning and interpretation of strong non-factive verbs together with their false complements, but a neural basis for this correlation has not been found. Our event-related potential (ERP) results with normal adults showed that both nonverbal false belief and strong non-factive verb comprehension elicited a negative late slow waveform divergence compared to their respective baselines. Although these slow waves due to the two types of stimuli had slightly different scalp distributions, both were regarded as reflecting primarily frontal activation. Such ERP similarity provides evidence for a common neural basis shared by nonverbal false belief reasoning and comprehension of strong non-factive verbs. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
著者Chen L, Cheung H, Szeto CY, Zhu ZD, Wang SP
期刊名稱Neuroscience Letters
出版年份2012
月份2
日期21
卷號510
期次1
出版社Elsevier
頁次38 - 42
國際標準期刊號0304-3940
電子國際標準期刊號1872-7972
語言英式英語
關鍵詞Decoupling; False belief; False complement; Non-factive verb; Theory of mind
Web of Science 學科類別Neurosciences; NEUROSCIENCES; Neurosciences & Neurology

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