Selected Publications

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2021

Houlihan, S. Dae, Tenenbaum J. B., & Saxe R. (2021).  Linking Models of Theory of Mind and Measures of Human Brain Activity. The Neural Basis of Mentalizing . 209-235.
Nettle, D., Johnson E., Johnson M., & Saxe R. (2021).  Why has the COVID-19 pandemic increased support for Universal Basic Income?. Humanities and Social Science Communications. 8(1), 1-12.PDF icon [PDF] (1.26 MB)
Tomova, L., Tye K., & Saxe R. (2021).  The neuroscience of unmet social needs. Social Neuroscience. 16(3), 221-231.PDF icon [PDF] (1.14 MB)
H. Barrett, C., & Saxe R. (2021).  Are some cultures more mind-minded in their moral judgements than others?. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 376(1838), PDF icon [PDF] (240.65 KB)
Ghotra, A., Kosakowski H. L., Takahashi A., Etzel R., May M. W., Scholz A., et al. (2021).  A size-adaptive 32-channel array coil for awake infant neuroimaging at 3 Tesla MRI. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 86, 1773-1785.PDF icon [PDF] (1.58 MB)
Jamali, M., Grannan B. L., Fedorenko E., Saxe R., Báez-Mendoza R., & Williams Z. M. (2021).  Single-neuronal predictions of others’ beliefs in humans. Nature. 591(7851), 610-614.PDF icon [PDF] (8.4 MB)
Anzellotti, S., Houlihan S. Dae, Liburd, Jr. S., & Saxe R. (2021).  Leveraging Facial Expressions and Contextual Information to Investigate Opaque Representations of Emotions. Emotion. 21(1), 96-107.PDF icon [PDF] (922.97 KB)

2020

Richardson, H., & Saxe R. (2020).  Early Signatures and Developmental Change in Brain Regions for Theory of Mind. Neural Circuit and Cognitive Development. 2, 467-484.PDF icon [PDF] (471.74 KB)
Landau-Wells, M., & Saxe R. (2020).  Political preferences and threat perception: opportunities for neuroimaging and developmental research. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. 34, 58-63.PDF icon [PDF] (302.77 KB)
Richardson, H., Koster-Hale J., Caselli N., Magid R., Benedict R., Olson H., et al. (2020).  Reduced Neural Selectivity for Mental States in Deaf Children with Delayed Exposure to Sign Language. Nature Communications. 11, 3246.PDF icon [PDF] (1.3 MB)
Deen, B., Saxe R., & Kanwisher N. (2020).  Processing communicative facial and vocal cues in the superior temporal sulcus. NeuroImage. 221(1), 117191.PDF icon [PDF] (3.52 MB)
Tomova, L., Saxe R., Klöbl M., Lanzenberger R., & Lamm C. (2020).  Acute stress alters neural patterns of value representation for others. NeuroImage. 209(1), 116497.PDF icon [PDF] (1.25 MB)
Tomova, L., Wang K. L., Thompson T., Matthews G. A., Takahashi A., Tye K. M., et al. (2020).  Acute social isolation evokes midbrain craving responses similar to hunger. Nature Neuroscience. 23, 1597-1605.PDF icon [PDF] (5.47 MB)

2019

Richardson, H., & Saxe R. (2019).  Development of Predictive Responses in Theory of Mind Brain Regions. Developmental Science. e12863.PDF icon [PDF] (524.66 KB)
Tomova, L., Tye K., & Saxe R. (2019).  The neuroscience of unmet social needs. Social Neuroscience. 1 - 11.PDF icon [PDF] (1.02 MB)

2018

Bruneau, E., Jacoby N., Kteily N., & Saxe R. (2018).  Denying humanity: The distinct neural correlates of blatant dehumanization. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 147(7), 1078 - 1093.PDF icon [PDF] (942.06 KB)
Richardson, H., Lisandrelli G., Riobueno-Naylor A., & Saxe R. (2018).  Development of the social brain from age three to twelve years. Nature Communications. PDF icon [PDF] (1.72 MB)OSFOpenNeuro
Powell, L. J., Kosakowski H. L., & Saxe R. (2018).  Social Origins of Cortical Face Areas. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. PDF icon [PDF] (1.97 MB)
Saxe, R. (2018).  Seeing Other Minds in 3D. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 22(3), 193 - 195.PDF icon [PDF] (363.66 KB)
Kliemann, D., Richardson H., Anzellotti S., Ayyash D., Haskins A. J., Gabrieli J. D. E., et al. (2018).  Cortical responses to dynamic emotional facial expressions generalize across stimuli, and are sensitive to task-relevance, in adults with and without Autism. Cortex. 103(2018), 24 - 43.PDF icon [PDF] (2.11 MB)
Kosakowski, H. L., & Saxe R. (2018).  “Affective Theory of Mind” and the Function of the Ventral Medial Prefrontal Cortex. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology. 31(1), 36-37.PDF icon [PDF] (104.99 KB)
Tomova, L., Heinrichs M., & Lamm C. (2018).  The Other and Me: Effects of oxytocin on self-other distinction. International Journal of Psychophysiology. PDF icon [PDF] (2.24 MB)

2017

Bruneau, E. G., Cikara M., & Saxe R. (2017).  Parochial Empathy Predicts Reduced Altruism and the Endorsement of Passive Harm. Social Psychological and Personality Science. 934 - 942.PDF icon [PDF] (256.36 KB)
Powell, L. J., Deen B., & Saxe R. (2017).  Using individual functional channels of interest to study cortical development with fNIRS. Developmental Science. e12595.PDF icon [PDF] (845.06 KB)
Deen, B., Richardson H., Dilks D. D., Takahashi A., Keil B., Wald L. L., et al. (2017).  Organization of high-level visual cortex in human infants. Nature Communications. 8, 13995.PDF icon [PDF] (1.65 MB)
Powell, L. J., Hobbs K., Bardis A., Carey S., & Saxe R. (2017).  Replications of implicit theory of mind tasks with varying representational demands. Cognitive Development. 46, 40 - 50.PDF icon [PDF] (464.93 KB)
Koster-Hale, J., Richardson H., Velez N., Asaba M., Young L., & Saxe R. (2017).  Mentalizing regions represent distributed, continuous, and abstract dimensions of others' beliefs. NeuroImage. 161, 9 - 18.PDF icon [PDF] (1.25 MB)Stimuli
Saygin, ZM., Kliemann D., Iglesias JE., van der Kouwe AJW., Boyd E., Reuter M., et al. (2017).  High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging reveals nuclei of the human amygdala: manual segmentation to automatic atlas. NeuroImage. 155(2017), 370 - 382.PDF icon [PDF] (1.18 MB)
Anzellotti, S. (2017).  Anterior temporal lobe and the representation of knowledge about people. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114(16), 4042 - 4044.PDF icon [PDF] (592.39 KB)
Kleiman-Weiner, M., Saxe R., & Tenenbaum J. B. (2017).  Learning a commonsense moral theory. Cognition. 167, 107 - 123.PDF icon [PDF] (1.68 MB)
Saxe, R., & Houlihan S. Dae (2017).  Formalizing emotion concepts within a Bayesian model of theory of mind. Current Opinion in Psychology. 17, 15 - 21.PDF icon [PDF] (616.93 KB)
Baker, C. L., Jara-Ettinger J., Saxe R., & Tenenbaum J. B. (2017).  Rational quantitative attribution of beliefs, desires and percepts in human mentalizing. Nature Human Behaviour. PDF icon [PDF] (713.01 KB)
Anzellotti, S., Kliemann D., Jacoby N., & Saxe R. (2017).  Directed network discovery with dynamic network modelling. Neuropsychologia. 99(2017), 1 - 11.PDF icon [PDF] (786.75 KB)
Anzellotti, S., Caramazza A., & Saxe R. (2017).  Multivariate pattern dependence. PLOS Computational Biology. 13(11), e1005799.PDF icon [PDF] (8.18 MB)

2016

Richardson, H., & Saxe R. (2016).  Using MRI to Study Developmental Change in Theory of Mind. Social Cognition: Development Across the Life Span. 210.
Kliemann, D., Jacoby N., Anzellotti S., & Saxe R. R. (2016).  Decoding task and stimulus representations in face-responsive cortex. Cognitive Neuropsychology. 33(7-8), 362 - 377.PDF icon [PDF] (1.18 MB)
Anzellotti, S., Fedorenko E., Caramazza A., & Saxe R. (2016).  Measuring and Modeling Transformations of Information Between Brain Regions with fMRI. bioRxiv. PDF icon [PDF] (1.64 MB)
Chakroff, A., Dungan J., Koster-Hale J., Brown A., Saxe R., & Young L. (2016).  When minds matter for moral judgment: intent information is neurally encoded for harmful but not impure acts. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 1120(3), 476 - 484.PDF icon [PDF] (809.4 KB)
Saxe, R. (2016).  Moral status of accidents. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113(17), 4555 - 4557.PDF icon [PDF] (529.82 KB)

2015

Bedny, M., Richardson H., & Saxe R. (2015).  “Visual” Cortex Responds to Spoken Language in Blind Children. The Journal of Neuroscience. 35(33), 11674 - 11681.PDF icon [PDF] (1.18 MB)
Skerry,  E., & Saxe R. (2015).  Neural Representations of Emotion Are Organized around Abstract Event Features. Current Biology. 25(15), 1945 - 1954.PDF icon [PDF] (2.06 MB)PDF icon [Raw Feature Ratings] (1.06 MB)Stimuli & Ratings
Jacoby, N., Bruneau E., Koster-Hale J., & Saxe R. (2015).  Localizing Pain Matrix and Theory of Mind networks with both verbal and non-verbal stimuli. NeuroImage. 126(2016), 39 - 48.PDF icon [PDF] (1.73 MB)
Deen, B., Koldewyn K., Kanwisher N., & Saxe R. (2015).  Functional Organization of Social Perception and Cognition in the Superior Temporal Sulcus. Cerebral Cortex. 25(11), 4596 - 4609.PDF icon [PDF] (931.35 KB)
Spunt, R. P., Elison J. T., Dufour N., Hurlemann é., Saxe R., & Adolphs R. (2015).  Amygdala lesions do not compromise the cortical network for false-belief reasoning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112153(15), 4827 - 4832.PDF icon [PDF] (878.1 KB)
Deen, B., Saxe R., & Bedny M. (2015).  Occipital Cortex of Blind Individuals Is Functionally Coupled with Executive Control Areas of Frontal Cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 27(8), 1633 - 1647.PDF icon [PDF] (1.08 MB)
Osher, D. E., Saxe R. R., Koldewyn K., Gabrieli J. D. E., Kanwisher N., & Saygin Z. M. (2015).  Structural Connectivity Fingerprints Predict Cortical Selectivity for Multiple Visual Categories across Cortex. Cerebral Cortex. 26(4), 1668 - 1683.PDF icon [PDF] (1.55 MB)
Phillips, J., Ong D. C., Surtees A. D. R., Xin Y., Williams S., Saxe R., et al. (2015).  A Second Look at Automatic Theory of Mind. Psychological Science. 26(9), 1353 - 1367.PDF icon [PDF] (752.09 KB)

2014

Koldewyn, K., Yendiki A., Weigelt S., Gweon H., Julian J., Richardson H., et al. (2014).  Differences in the right inferior longitudinal fasciculus but no general disruption of white matter tracts in children with autism spectrum disorder. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 111(5), 1981 - 1986.PDF icon [PDF] (682.89 KB)
Skerry, A. E., & Saxe R. (2014).  A Common Neural Code for Perceived and Inferred Emotion. Journal of Neuroscience. 34(48), 15997 - 16008.PDF icon [PDF] (1.91 MB)
Jenkins, A. C., Dodell-Feder D., Saxe R., & Knobe J. (2014).  The Neural Bases of Directed and Spontaneous Mental State Attributions to Group Agents. (Siegel, A., Ed.).PLoS ONE. 9(8), e105341.PDF icon [PDF] (399.23 KB)
Cikara, M., Bruneau E., Van Bavel JJ., & Saxe R. (2014).  Their pain gives us pleasure: How intergroup dynamics shape empathic failures and counter-empathic responses. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 55(2014), 110 - 125.PDF icon [PDF] (693.18 KB)
Cikara, M., Jenkins AC., Dufour N., & Saxe R. (2014).  Reduced self-referential neural response during intergroup competition predicts competitor harm. NeuroImage. 96(2014), 36 - 43.PDF icon [PDF] (552.85 KB)

2013

Gweon, H., & Saxe R. (2013).  Neural Circuit Development and Function in the Brain. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience of Theory of Mind. 3, 367 - 377.PDF icon [PDF] (2.26 MB)
Koster-Hale, J., & Saxe R. (2013).  Functional neuroimaging of theory of mind. Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from Developmental Social Neuroscience. PDF icon [PDF] (1.6 MB)
Saxe, R. (2013).  The new puzzle of Theory of Mind development. Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us. PDF icon [PDF] (272.64 KB)
Dufour, N., Redcay E., Young L., Mavros P. L., Moran J. M., Triantafyllou C., et al. (2013).  Similar Brain Activation during False Belief Tasks in a Large Sample of Adults with and without Autism. (Gilbert, S., Ed.).PLoS ONE. 8(9), e75468.PDF icon [PDF] (1.98 MB)
Koster-Hale, J., & Saxe R. (2013).  Theory of Mind: A Neural Prediction Problem. Neuron. 79(5), 836 - 848.PDF icon [PDF] (718.28 KB)
Dravida, S., Saxe R., & Bedny M. (2013).  People can understand descriptions of motion without activating visual motion brain regions. Frontiers in Psychology. 4, 537.PDF icon [PDF] (3.05 MB)
Gibson, E., Piantadosi S. T., Brink K., Bergen L., Lim E., & Saxe R. (2013).  A Noisy-Channel Account of Crosslinguistic Word-Order Variation. Psychological Science. 24(7), 1079 - 1088.PDF icon [PDF] (1.24 MB)
Koster-Hale, J., Saxe R., Dungan J., & Young L. L. (2013).  Decoding moral judgments from neural representations of intentions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 5648 - 5653.PDF icon [PDF] (2.45 MB)

2012

Dungan, J., & Saxe R. (2012).  Matched False-Belief Performance During Verbal and Nonverbal Interference. Cognitive Science. 36(2012), 1148 - 1156.PDF icon [PDF] (130.62 KB)
Bedny, M., & Saxe R. (2012).  Insights into the origins of knowledge from the cognitive neuroscience of blindness. Cognitive Neuropsychology. 29(1-2), 56 - 84.PDF icon [PDF] (402.93 KB)
Frank, M. C., & Saxe R. (2012).  Teaching Replication. Perspectives on Psychological Science. 7(6), 600 - 604.PDF icon [PDF] (614.43 KB)
Bedny, M., Caramazza A., Pascual-Leone A., & Saxe R. (2012).  Typical Neural Representations of Action Verbs Develop without Vision. Cerebral Cortex. 22(2), 286 - 293.PDF icon [PDF] (415.41 KB)
Frank, M. C., Fedorenko E., Lai P., Saxe R., & Gibson E. (2012).  Verbal interference suppresses exact numerical representation. Cognitive Psychology. 64, 74 - 92.PDF icon [PDF] (640.51 KB)
Balas, B., Kanwisher N., & Saxe R. (2012).  Thin-slice perception develops slowly. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 112(2), 257 - 264.PDF icon [PDF] (635.35 KB)
Redcay, E., Dodell-Feder D., Mavros P. L., Kleiner M., Pearrow M. J., Triantafyllou C., et al. (2012).  Atypical brain activation patterns during a face-to-face joint attention game in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Human Brain Mapping. 34(10), 2511 - 2523.PDF icon [PDF] (1.16 MB)
Redcay, E., Kleiner M., & Saxe R. (2012).  Look at this: the neural correlates of initiating and responding to bids for joint attention. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 6, 169.PDF icon [PDF] (1.26 MB)
Bruneau, E. G., & Saxe R. (2012).  The power of being heard: The benefits of ‘perspective-giving’ in the context of intergroup conflict. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 48(4), 855 - 866.PDF icon [PDF] (677.34 KB)OSF
Frank, M. C., Fedorenko E., Lai P., Saxe R., & Gibson E. (2012).  Verbal interference suppresses exact numerical representation. Cognitive Psychology. 64, 74 - 92.PDF icon [PDF] (450.67 KB)
Bruneau, E. G., Dufour N., & Saxe R. (2012).  Social cognition in members of conflict groups: behavioural and neural responses in Arabs, Israelis and South Americans to each other's misfortunes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 367, 717 - 730.PDF icon [PDF] (1.17 MB)

2011

Pitcher, D., Dilks D. D., Saxe R. R., Triantafyllou C., & Kanwisher N. (2011).  Differential selectivity for dynamic versus static information in face-selective cortical regions. NeuroImage. 56(4), 2356 - 2363.PDF icon [PDF] (640.87 KB)
Bedny, M., Pascual-Leone A., Dravida S., & Saxe R. (2011).  A sensitive period for language in the visual cortex: Distinct patterns of plasticity in congenitally versus late blind adults. Brain and Language. 122(3), 162 - 170.PDF icon [PDF] (1.23 MB)
Saygin, Z. M., Osher D. E., Koldewyn K., Reynolds G., Gabrieli J. D. E., & Saxe R. R. (2011).  Anatomical connectivity patterns predict face selectivity in the fusiform gyrus. Nature Neuroscience. 15(2), 321 - 327.PDF icon [PDF] (1.07 MB)
Pitcher, D., Dilks D., Saxe R., Triantafyllou C., & Kanwisher N. (2011).  Differential selectivity for dynamic versus static information in face-selective cortical regions. NeuroImage. 56(4), 2356 - 2363.PDF icon [PDF] (632.79 KB)
Cikara, M., Bruneau E. G., & Saxe R. R. (2011).  Us and Them: Intergroup Failures of Empathy. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 20(3), 149 - 153.PDF icon [PDF] (379.95 KB)
Frank, M. C., Vul E., & Saxe R. (2011).  Measuring the Development of Social Attention Using Free-Viewing. Infancy. 17(4), 355 - 375.PDF icon [PDF] (487.66 KB)
Young, L., & Saxe R. (2011).  When ignorance is no excuse: Different roles for intent across moral domains. Cognition. 120(2), 202 - 214.PDF icon [PDF] (794.54 KB)Stimuli
Moran, J. M., Young.. L., Saxe R., Lee S. M., O'Young D., Mavros P. L., et al. (2011).  Impaired theory of mind for moral judgment in high-functioning autism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108(7), 2688 - 2692.PDF icon [PDF] (257.86 KB)
Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., Moran J. M., Nieto-Castañón A., Triantafyllou C., Saxe R., & Gabrieli J. D. E. (2011).  Associations and dissociations between default and self-reference networks in the human brain. NeuroImage. 55(1), 225 - 232.PDF icon [PDF] (1.15 MB)
Bedny, M., Pascual-Leone A., Dodell-Feder D., Fedorenko E., & Saxe R. (2011).  Language processing in the occipital cortex of congenitally blind adults. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108(11), 4429 - 4434.PDF icon [PDF] (400.4 KB)
Young, L., Scholz J., & Saxe R. (2011).  Neural evidence for “intuitive prosecution”: The use of mental state information for negative moral verdicts. Social Neuroscience. 6(3), 302 - 315.PDF icon [PDF] (939.29 KB)
Dodell-Feder, D., Koster-Hale J., Bedny M., & Saxe R. (2011).  fMRI item analysis in a theory of mind task. NeuroImage. 55(2), 705 - 712.PDF icon [PDF] (495.53 KB)

2010

Young, L., Camprodon J. A., Hauser M., Pascual-Leone A., & Saxe R. (2010).  Disruption of the right temporoparietal junction with transcranial magnetic stimulation reduces the role of beliefs in moral judgments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107(15), 6753 - 6758.PDF icon [PDF] (302.85 KB)
Bedny, M., Konkle T., Pelphrey K., Saxe R., & Pascual-Leone A. (2010).  Sensitive Period for a Multimodal Response in Human Visual Motion Area MT/MST. Current Biology. 20(21), 1900 - 1906.PDF icon [PDF] (1.34 MB)Stimuli
Bruneau, E. G., & Saxe R. (2010).  Attitudes towards the outgroup are predicted by activity in the precuneus in Arabs and Israelis. NeuroImage. 52(4), 1704 - 1711.PDF icon [PDF] (720.52 KB)
Young, L., Dodell-Feder D., & Saxe R. (2010).  What gets the attention of the temporo-parietal junction? An fMRI investigation of attention and theory of mind. Neuropsychologia. 48(9), 2658 - 2664.PDF icon [PDF] (626 KB)Stimuli
Young, L., Nichols S., & Saxe R. (2010).  Investigating the Neural and Cognitive Basis of Moral Luck: It’s Not What You Do but What You Know. Review of Philosophy and Psychology. 11(3), 333 - 349.PDF icon [PDF] (358.34 KB)
Young, L., Camprodon J. A., Hauser M., Pascual-Leone A., & Saxe R. (2010).  Disruption of the right temporoparietal junction with transcranial magnetic stimulation reduces the role of beliefs in moral judgments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107(15), 6753 - 6758.PDF icon [PDF] (302.85 KB)PDF icon Young_2010_PNAS.pdf (302.85 KB)
Redcay, E., Dodell-Feder D., Pearrow M. J., Mavros P. L., Kleiner M., Gabrieli J. D. E., et al. (2010).  Live face-to-face interaction during fMRI: A new tool for social cognitive neuroscience. NeuroImage. 50(4), 1639 - 1647.PDF icon [PDF] (1.06 MB)
Bonawitz, E. Baraff, Ferranti D., Saxe R., Gopnik A., Meltzoff A. N., Woodward J., et al. (2010).  Just do it? Investigating the gap between prediction and action in toddlers’ causal inferences. Cognition. 115(1), 104 - 117.PDF icon [PDF] (414.67 KB)

2009

Saxe, R. (2009).  Theory of Mind (Neural Basis). Encyclopedia of Consciousness. PDF icon [PDF] (103.86 KB)
Saxe, R. (2009).  The happiness of the fish: Evidence for a common theory of one's own and others' actions. Handbook of imagination and mental simulation. 257-265.PDF icon [PDF] (139.47 KB)
Bedny, M., Pascual-Leone A., & Saxe R. (2009).  Growing up blind does not change the neural bases of Theory of Mind. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 106(27), 11312 - 11317.PDF icon [PDF] (534.32 KB)
Baker, C. L., Saxe R., & Tenenbaum J. B. (2009).  Action understanding as inverse planning. Cognition. 113(3), 329 - 349.PDF icon [PDF] (718.57 KB)
Bedny, M., Pascual-Leone A., & Saxe R. (2009).  Growing up blind does not change the neural bases of Theory of Mind. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 106(27), 11312 - 11317.PDF icon [PDF] (534.32 KB)
Saxe, R. (2009).  The neural evidence for simulation is weaker than I think you think it is. Philosophical Studies. 144(3), 447 - 456.PDF icon [PDF] (141.61 KB)
Saxe, R. R., & Pelphrey K. A. (2009).  Introduction to a Special Section of Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience. Child Development. 80(4), 946 - 951.PDF icon [PDF] (69.42 KB)
Saxe, R. R., Whitfield-Gabrieli S., Scholz J., & Pelphrey K. A. (2009).  Brain Regions for Perceiving and Reasoning About Other People in School-Aged Children. Child Development. 80(4), 1197 - 1209.PDF icon [PDF] (431.14 KB)Stimuli
Scholz, J., Triantafyllou C., Whitfield-Gabrieli S., Brown E. N., & Saxe R. (2009).  Distinct Regions of Right Temporo-Parietal Junction Are Selective for Theory of Mind and Exogenous Attention. (Lauwereyns, J., Ed.).PLoS ONE. 4(3), e4869.PDF icon [PDF] (522.93 KB)
Young, L., & Saxe R. (2009).  An fMRI Investigation of Spontaneous Mental State Inference for Moral Judgment. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 21(7), 1396 - 1405.PDF icon [PDF] (221.11 KB)

2008

Bedny, M., Caramazza A., Grossman E., Pascual-Leone A., & Saxe R. (2008).  Concepts Are More than Percepts: The Case of Action Verbs. Journal of Neuroscience. 28(44), 11347 - 11353.PDF icon [PDF] (202.54 KB)
Kliemann, D., Young L., Scholz J., & Saxe R. (2008).  The influence of prior record on moral judgment. Neuropsychologia. 46(12), 2949 - 2957.PDF icon [PDF] (1.48 MB)
Young, L., & Saxe R. (2008).  The neural basis of belief encoding and integration in moral judgment. NeuroImage. 40(4), 1912 - 1920.PDF icon [PDF] (363.71 KB)Stimuli

2007

Baker, C. L., Tenenbaum J. B., & Saxe R. (2007).  Goal Inference as Inverse Planning. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. 29(29), 779 - 784.PDF icon [PDF] (201.3 KB)
Saxe, R., Tzelnic T., & Carey S. (2007).  Knowing who dunnit: Infants identify the causal agent in an unseen causal interaction.. Developmental Psychology. 43(1), 149 - 158.PDF icon [PDF] (600.56 KB)
Young, L., Cushman F., Hauser M., & Saxe R. (2007).  The neural basis of the interaction between theory of mind and moral judgment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 104(20), 8235 - 8240.PDF icon [PDF] (992.31 KB)

2006

Saxe, R., Brett M., & Kanwisher N. (2006).  Divide and conquer: A defense of functional localizers. NeuroImage. 30(4), 1088 - 1096.PDF icon [PDF] (296.13 KB)
Baker, C. L., Tenenbaum J. B., & Saxe R. R. (2006).  Bayesian models of human action understanding. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems. 18, 99 - 106.PDF icon [PDF] (159.5 KB)
Saxe, R. (2006).  Uniquely human social cognition. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 16(2), 235 - 239.PDF icon [PDF] (162.12 KB)
Saxe, R. (2006).  Why and how to study Theory of Mind with fMRI. Brain Research. 1079(1), 57 - 65.PDF icon [PDF] (177.01 KB)
Saxe, R., & Carey S. (2006).  The perception of causality in infancy. Acta Psychologica. 123(1-2), 144 - 165.PDF icon [PDF] (362.51 KB)
Saxe, R., & Powell L. J. (2006).  It's the Thought That Counts. Psychological Science. 17(8), 692 - 699.PDF icon [PDF] (673.88 KB)Stimuli
Saxe, R., Jamal N., & Powell L. (2006).  My Body or Yours? The Effect of Visual Perspective on Cortical Body Representations. Cerebral Cortex. 16(2), 178 - 182.PDF icon [PDF] (493.15 KB)
Saxe, R., Moran J. M., Scholz J., & Gabrieli J. (2006).  Overlapping and non-overlapping brain regions for theory of mind and self reflection in individual subjects. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 115(3), 229 - 234.PDF icon [PDF] (377.94 KB)
Saxe, R., Schulz L. E., & Jiang Y. V. (2006).  Reading minds versus following rules: Dissociating theory of mind and executive control in the brain. Social Neuroscience. 1(3-4), 284 - 298.PDF icon [PDF] (427.88 KB)

2005

Saxe, R. (2005).  Against simulation: the argument from error. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 9(4), 174 - 179.PDF icon [PDF] (237.67 KB)
Saxe, R., & Wexler A. (2005).  Making sense of another mind: The role of the right temporo-parietal junction. Neuropsychologia. 43(10), 1391 - 1399.PDF icon [PDF] (275.42 KB)Stimuli
Saxe, R., Tenenbaum J. B., & Carey S. (2005).  Secret Agents: Inferences About Hidden Causes by 10- and 12-Month-Old Infants. Psychological Science. 16(12), 995 - 1001.PDF icon [PDF] (548.7 KB)

2004

Saxe, R., Carey S., & Kanwisher N. (2004).  Understanding Other Minds: Linking Developmental Psychology and Functional Neuroimaging. Annual Review of Psychology. 55(1), 87 - 124.PDF icon [PDF] (347.58 KB)
Saxe, R., Xiao D. K., Kovacs G., Perrett D. I., & Kanwisher N. (2004).  A region of right posterior superior temporal sulcus responds to observed intentional actions. Neuropsychologia. 42(11), 1435 - 1446.PDF icon [PDF] (361.65 KB)

2003