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By Michael A. Arbib

ISBN-10: 0521847559

ISBN-13: 9780521847551

Reflect neurons could carry the brain's key to social interplay - each one coding not just a specific motion or emotion but additionally the popularity of that motion or emotion in others. The reflect process speculation provides an evolutionary arrow to the tale - from the reflect procedure for hand activities, shared with monkeys and chimpanzees, to the uniquely human replicate method for language. during this available 2006 quantity, specialists from baby improvement, desktop technology, linguistics, neuroscience, primatology and robotics current and examine the replicate approach and convey how experiences of motion and language can light up one another. subject matters mentioned within the fifteen chapters contain: what do chimpanzees and people have in universal? Does the human potential for language relaxation on mind mechanisms shared with different animals? How do human babies collect language? What may be discovered from imaging the human mind? How are signal- and spoken-language similar? Will robots learn how to act and converse like people?

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In summary, area F5 and area PF include an observation/execution matching system: when the monkey observes an action that resembles one in its movement repertoire, a subset of the F5 and PF mirror neurons is activated which also discharges when a similar action is executed by the monkey itself. We next develop the conceptual framework for thinking about the relation between F5, AIP, and PF. For now, we focus on the role of mirror neurons in the visual recognition of hand movements. 4 expands the mirror neuron database, reviewing the findings by Kohler et al.

The Mirror System Hypothesis (MSH): The mechanisms which support language in the human brain evolved atop a basic mechanism not originally related to communication. , an utterance means roughly the same for both speaker and hearer. In particular, human Broca’s area contains a mirror system for grasping which is homologous to the F5 mirror system of macaque. 6 The first three stages are pre-hominid: S1 Grasping; S2 A mirror system for grasping shared with the common ancestor of human and monkey; and S3 A simple imitation system for grasping shared with the common ancestor of human and chimpanzee.

Ferrari et al. 1713). state that “the knowledge common to the communicator and the recipient of communication about food and ingestive action became the common ground for social communication. Ingestive actions are the basis on which communication is built” (my italics). Thus their strong claim “Ingestive actions are the basis on which communication is built” might better be reduced to “Ingestive actions are the basis on which communication about feeding is built” which complements but does not replace communication about manual skills.

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