- Darwin's mistake: explaining the discontinuity between human and nonhuman mindsDerek 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...
- 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?..
- 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...