Languages of thought need to be distinguished from learning mechanisms, and nothing yet rules out multiple distinctively human learning systems
Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (2):148-149 (2008)
We distinguish the question whether only human minds are equipped with a language of thought (LoT) from the question whether human minds employ a single uniquely human learning mechanism. Thus separated, our answer to both questions is negative. Even very simple minds employ a LoT. And the comparative data reviewed by Penn et al. actually suggest that there are many distinctively human learning mechanisms
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