From: La Stampa

Autism: Take a Puppet for a Friend

La Stampa:

Social cognition is a complex construct that goes far beyond some of the acquired expertise on how to behave in certain situations and adapting to the demands of the environment, but involves the ability, typically human, to engage in interpersonal relationships and to understand the thoughts and emotions of others. This capacity is manifested in very simple form in the early months of a child’s life, but at different stages of development, it becomes increasingly complex. The aspect of social cognition is important in cognitive development, because it is becoming increasingly clear that cognitive development is not separate from the process of organization of social experience, but is deeply rooted in it.

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