How the Brain Got Language

The Mirror System Hypothesis
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ISBN-13:
9780199896684
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.07.2012
Seiten:
413
Autor:
Michael A. Arbib
Gewicht:
733 g
Format:
250x167x33 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Unlike any other species, humans can learn and use language. In this book, Michael Arbib presents the Mirror System Hypothesis, which suggests how complex imitation supported the breakthrough to pantomime, protosign and protospeech and then, through cultural evolution, to fully fledged languages.
Part I. Setting the Stage; 1. Underneath the Lampposts; 2. Perspectives on Human Languages; 3. Vocalization and Gesture in Monkey and Ape; 4. Human Brain, Monkey Brain, and Praxis; 5. Mirror Neurons and Mirror Systems; Part II. Developing the Hypothesis; 6. Signposts: The Argument of the Book Revealed; 7. Simple and Complex Imitation; 8. Via Pantomime to Protosign; 9. Protosign and Protospeech: An Expanding Spiral; 10. How Languages Got Started; 11. How the Child Acquires Language; 12. How Languages Emerge; 13. How Languages Keep Changing
Unlike any other species, humans can learn and use language. In this book, Michael Arbib presents the Mirror System Hypothesis, which suggests how complex imitation supported the breakthrough to pantomime, protosign and protospeech and then, through cultural evolution, to fully fledged languages.

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