Wolter Seuntjens, Karolina HansenDutch Academy of ’Pataphysics, Amsterdam, Netherlands Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany Journal of Unsolved Questions, 1, 2, Open Questions, 15-16, 2011 (Received July 19th 2011, accepted July 21st 2011, published July 23rd 2011)
Theory of mind (ToM) is the ability to attribute mental states—beliefs, intents, desires, pretending, knowledge, etc.—to oneself and others, and to understand that others have beliefs, desires, and intentions that are different from one’s own. There is controversy over the question whether animals other than humans have a ToM. The question is important when assessing the status of humans within the animal kingdom. The social tool of faked orgasm seems to be unique to human beings and thus it is a strong test for the demarcation of human versus animal…Read more: Do Female Bonobos Fake Orgasm?
Keywords: Theory of Mind, deception, orgasm, bonobo