Other people's thoughts in your brain  

Dr. Saxe is visiting us from the Harvard Laboratory for Developmental
Studies and the MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department. Her
research focuses on social cognition, using imaging and developmental
paradigms. From her website, her specific research interests include:
"The neural and psychological basis of social cognition. Research in
this area in its infancy, leaving open fundamental questions. Do we
have special mechanisms, designed by evolution for recognising and/or
reasoning about other minds, or does social cognition share the
general-purpose machinery we use for recognising chairs and reasoning
about falling apples? How and why does the human brain succeed so
easily where computers and logicians fail? What inferential structure
underlies our intuitive leaps about other people's moods and motives?"

Dr. Rebecca Saxee
Harvard Laboratory for Developmental
Studies and the MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department
http://www.mit.edu/~saxe/