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Mirror neurons and the evolution of brain and language [electronic resource] / edited by Maxim I. Stamenov, Vittorio Gallese.

Contributor(s): Stamenov, Maksim | Gallese, Vittorio.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Advances in consciousness research: 42.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, Pa. : John Benjamins Pub., c2002Description: 1 online resource (vii, 390 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789027297082 (electronic bk.); 9027297088 (electronic bk.); 9781588112422 (US) (hbk. : alk. paper); 158811242X (US) (hbk. : alk. paper); 9789027251664 (Eur.); 9027251665 (Eur.); 9781588112156 (US) (pbk. : alk. paper); 1588112152 (US) (pbk. : alk. paper); 9789027251626 (Eur.); 9027251622 (Eur.).Subject(s): Neural circuitry | Brain -- Evolution | Language and languages | Neurons -- physiology -- Congresses | Brain -- physiology -- Congresses | Cognition -- physiology -- Congresses | Evolution -- Congresses | Language -- Congresses | R�eseaux nerveux | Cerveau -- �Evolution | Langage et langues | SCIENCE -- Cognitive Science | PSYCHOLOGY -- Cognitive PsychologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mirror neurons and the evolution of brain and language.DDC classification: 153 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Mirror Neurons and the Evolution of Brain and Language; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Introduction; Part I: Mirror neurons systemPast, present, and future of a discovery; The neural correlates of action understanding in non-human primates; The mirror system in humans; Part II: Further developments in the study of mirror neurons system and interpretations of its functions; Is the human brain unique?; The co-evolution of language and working memory capacity in the human brain; Episodic action memory. Characterization of the time course and neural circuitry.
Summary: The emergence of language, social intelligence, and tool development are what made homo sapiens sapiens differentiate itself from all other biological species in the world. The use of language and the management of social and instrumental skills imply an awareness of intention and the consideration that one faces another individual with an attitude analogical to that of one's own. The metaphor of 'mirror' aptly comes to mind. Recent investigations have shown that the human ability to 'mirror' other's actions originates in the brain at a much deeper level than phenomenal awareness. A new class o.
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Selected contributions to the symposium on "Mirror neurons and the evolution of brain and language" held on July 5-8, 2000 in Delmenhorst, Germany.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Mirror Neurons and the Evolution of Brain and Language; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Introduction; Part I: Mirror neurons systemPast, present, and future of a discovery; The neural correlates of action understanding in non-human primates; The mirror system in humans; Part II: Further developments in the study of mirror neurons system and interpretations of its functions; Is the human brain unique?; The co-evolution of language and working memory capacity in the human brain; Episodic action memory. Characterization of the time course and neural circuitry.

The emergence of language, social intelligence, and tool development are what made homo sapiens sapiens differentiate itself from all other biological species in the world. The use of language and the management of social and instrumental skills imply an awareness of intention and the consideration that one faces another individual with an attitude analogical to that of one's own. The metaphor of 'mirror' aptly comes to mind. Recent investigations have shown that the human ability to 'mirror' other's actions originates in the brain at a much deeper level than phenomenal awareness. A new class o.

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