Josef Perner#

Josef Perner
Email:josef.perner 'at'
Membership Number:2509
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRIA

Present and Previous Positions
  • 1995-present Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • 1993 Professor in Experimental Psychology
  • 1979-94 Member of Faculty in Experimental Psychology at the University of Sussex, UK
  • 1978-79 "Wissenschaftlicher Assistent" in the Department of Psychology, University of Basel, Switzerland

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cognitive development: theory of mind and metacognition, logical reasoning (counterfactual conditionals, identity statements)
  • Cognitive neuroscience - brain imaging (fMRI): theory of mind, executive functions, identity
  • Episodic memory: development at 3 – 5 years, use of the remember-know distinction in relation to direct experience
  • Theory of mental representation: the implicit-explicit distinction, nature of executive function, theory – simulation distinction

Honours and Awards
  • 2001 Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy (FBA)
  • 2005-06 Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), Stanford
  • 2008 Elected Member of the Academia Europaea (MAE)
  • 2009 Fellow of the Association of Psychological Sciences (APS)

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