自他分離(self-other distinction) と心的状態帰属(mental state attribution)の関係を因果的に調べたtDCS研究(TPJ)

tDCSによって興奮性(anodal)刺激をTPJに与えると,他者を自動的に模倣する傾向が抑制される(self-other distinctionの度合いが増加する)。また同時に,視覚的に他者の視点を取得する傾向が強まる

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