The core cognitive bases of human sociality
In our view, naive sociology and online ToM complement each other in guiding social interactions. Both forms of reasoning can be used to form expectations about a fellow individual. Naive sociology creates the comprehensive background for social interactions reaching beyond the direct present, as provides cues to assume the mutuality of shared representational goals i.e learning about cultural knowledge. ToM is the process that fine-tunes our understanding about other humans in the social here-and-now, and thus can provide insight into the differences of knowledge base. Thus, these two capacities are in interplay to optimize learning from and learning about fellow humans.