Derek C Penn

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Darwin's mistake: explaining the discontinuity between human and nonhuman minds
    Derek C Penn
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 31:109-30; discussion 130-178. 2008
  2. pmc On the lack of evidence that non-human animals possess anything remotely resembling a 'theory of mind'
    Derek C Penn
    Cognitive Evolution Group, University of Louisiana, Louisiana, Lafayette, LA 70504, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:731-44. 2007
  3. doi request reprint So, are we the massively lucky species?
    Derek C Penn
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 35:236-7. 2012

Detail Information

Publications3

  1. doi request reprint Darwin's mistake: explaining the discontinuity between human and nonhuman minds
    Derek C Penn
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 31:109-30; discussion 130-178. 2008
    ..We conclude by suggesting that recent symbolic-connectionist models of cognition shed new light on the mechanisms that underlie the gap between human and nonhuman minds...
  2. pmc On the lack of evidence that non-human animals possess anything remotely resembling a 'theory of mind'
    Derek C Penn
    Cognitive Evolution Group, University of Louisiana, Louisiana, Lafayette, LA 70504, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:731-44. 2007
    ..compelling evidence that non-human animals possess anything even remotely resembling a theory of mind? (iv) What kind of experiments could, at least in principle, provide compelling evidence for such a system in a non-verbal organism?..
  3. doi request reprint So, are we the massively lucky species?
    Derek C Penn
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 35:236-7. 2012
    ..We argue that "higher-order relational reasoning" is one such linchpin trait in the evolution of human tool use, social intelligence, language, and culture...