This opinion piece offers a commentary on the four papers that address the theme of the development of self and other understanding with a view to highlighting the important contribution of developmental research to understanding of mechanisms of social cognition. We discuss potential mechanisms linking self –other distinction and empathy, implications for grouping motor, affective and cognitive domains under a single mechanism, applications of these accounts for joint action and finally consider self –other distinction in group versus dyadic settings.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B|
|Early online date||7 Dec 2015|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jan 2016|
- self-other distinction
- joint action
- social cognition