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How the Brain Got Language

  • Livre Relié
  • 413 Nombre de pages
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Description

Arbib's book is well written and engaging. Especially the chapters dealing with mirror neurons and how they function are very interesting.

Auteur
Michael Arbib was a pioneer in the interdisciplinary study of computers and brains, and has long studied brain mechanisms underlying the visual control of action. For more than a decade he has devoted much energy to understanding the relevance of this work, and especially of mirror neurons, to the evolution of the language-ready brain.

Texte du rabat

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.



Contenu

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

Détails sur le produit

Titre: How the Brain Got Language
Sous-titre: The Mirror System Hypothesis
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780199896684
ISBN: 0199896682
Format: Livre Relié
nombre de pages: 413
Poids: 733g
Taille: H250mm x B167mm x T33mm
Parution: 01.07.2012
Année: 2012