social cues

"Laughter may be a simple behavior, but it’s also a powerful tool."
When people say I love you and you don't love them back or when a friend has put on weight and they ask if a certain shirt
I'd love to know what other parents would have done. If your child had planted himself or herself at the front of the middle aisle at an outdoor wedding, how would you have handled it? What would your first or second or third -- or tenth--thought have been?
Most of the time we are not even aware that we are attributing thoughts and feelings to people. Sure, afterwards I construct elaborate clauses about what I thought about what you thought about what I thought. But when it's happening, it's fast, messy, and mostly nonverbal.
I want to go to a workplace party this Christmas, but the idea of standing in a crowded room on my own fills me with dread.
Rather than lots of fancy features, it is likely that what humans enter the world with is a general ability to learn. We have an amazing ability to be able to pick up on various things and group them together.