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dc.contributor.authorKynast, Jana
dc.contributor.authorQuinque, Eva Maria
dc.contributor.authorPolyakova, Maryna
dc.contributor.authorLuck, Tobias
dc.contributor.authorRiedel-Heller, Steffi G.
dc.contributor.authorBaron-Cohen, Simon
dc.contributor.authorHinz, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorWitte, A. Veronica
dc.contributor.authorSacher, Julia
dc.contributor.authorVillringer, Arno
dc.contributor.authorSchroeter, Matthias L.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-11T13:13:19Z
dc.date.available2020-11-11T13:13:19Z
dc.date.issued2020-10-22
dc.date.submitted2020-04-09
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/312768
dc.description.abstractSocial cognition, in particular mindreading, enables the understanding of another individual’s feelings, intentions, desires, and mental states. The Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test (RMET) captures the ability to identify mental states from gaze. We investigated RMET accuracy in the context of age and cognition across the whole adult age-range (19–79 years) in a very large population-based sample (N = 1,603) with linear regression models accounting for cognitive abilities, neurological diseases, and psychiatric disorders. Higher age predicted lower RMET performance in women and men, suggesting difficulties to infer mental states from gaze at older age. Effects remained stable when taking other cognitive abilities and psychiatric disorders or neurological diseases into account. Our results show that RMET performance as a measure of social cognition declines with increasing age.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherFrontiers Media S.A.
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)en
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectNeuroscience
dc.subjectaging
dc.subjectReading the Mind in the Eyes Test
dc.subjectsocial cognition
dc.subjectwomen
dc.subjectmen
dc.titleMindreading From the Eyes Declines With Aging – Evidence From 1,603 Subjects
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2020-11-11T13:13:19Z
prism.publicationNameFrontiers in Aging Neuroscience
prism.volume12
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.59872
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-10-05
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3389/fnagi.2020.550416
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.identifier.eissn1663-4365


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