Valentina BambiniBruno G. Bara
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The term neuropragmatics indicates an emerging interdisciplinary field devoted to the study of the neural basis of pragmatic abilities, i.e. the neural underpinnings of the mental processes involved in communication. In other words, neuropragmatics revolves around the mind/brain processes underlying the construction of context-appropriate meanings for the purpose of the communicative exchange. By taking into account the contextual dimension, neuropragmatics focuses on the activity of communicating, and deals with how communicative agents' minds/brains represent and share intentions, beliefs, situations and the various components of context in order to construct a shared meaning and to engage in successful communication.

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