The Science of Mind-Reading
Rebecca Saxe Keynotes - The speeches by scientist Rebecca Saxe delve into her studies of the Right Temporo-Parietal Junction...
The RTPJ -- the Right Temporo-Parietal Junction -- is the region of brain used to determine what someone else is feeling or thinking. After discussing the ways in which this part of the brain develops throughout one's childhood and adulthood, she explains how different people can interpret a set of feelings, words or actions differently. Her speech demonstrates how the human mind is able to evaluate the data it collects -- from someone's actions or spoken words -- to infer what exactly is going on in another person's mind.