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  • n. The inability to deduce or make educated guesses about another person's mental state.

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  • "Simon Baron-Cohen, a leading researcher in the study of autism, has identified the inability to generate a theory of mind as a central deficit in that illness. He has coined the term 'mindblindness' to designate that problem. The corollary, 'mindsightedness,' requires healthy function in several areas of the brain."

    —Michael Craig Miller, "Sad Brain, Happy Brain," Newsweek, September 22, 2008

    September 23, 2008