Autism, Web/Tech

Autism and the Theory of Mind

Good post over on Mind Hacks about whether autistics have a functional Theory of Mind:
The claim that people with autism have an impaired ‘theory of mind’ (that is, they are supposedly not able to imagine what other people are thinking) is one of the most commonly repeated ‘facts’ about the condition.
This typically infuriates people with autism, especially when it gets translated into the more everyday, and, perhaps, even less accurate claim, that autism involves a ‘lack of empathy’
Is ‘theory of mind’ impaired in autism?