Paul Cezanne, "The Card Players," 1890-92. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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To win at cards, players must understand the beliefs and intentions of their opponents, an ability known as "Theory of Mind." Rebecca Saxe studies the brain mechanisms that underlie this quintessentially human ability.To win at cards, players must understand the beliefs and intentions of their opponents, an ability known as "Theory of Mind." Rebecca Saxe studies the brain mechanisms that underlie this quintessentially human ability.Share This Print This