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Evolving the Language-and Music- Ready Brain

Michael A. Arbib and Atsushi Iriki

in Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.003.0019
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter focuses on the evolution of the language-ready brain, offering triadic niche construction as the framework in which to see the interaction between the environmental niche, the cognitive ... More


New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research

Pier Francesco Ferrari and Giacomo Rizzolatti (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199686155
eISBN:
9780191807589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686155.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

The discovery of mirror neurons had a tremendous impact on neurosciences, psychology, animal behavior, philosophy, and even public opinion. Twenty years after their discovery, the need to summarize ... More


Neonatal imitation and its sensorimotor mechanism

Elizabeth A. Simpson, Annika Paukner, Stephen J. Suomi, and Pier F. Ferrari

in New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199686155
eISBN:
9780191807589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686155.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

A developmental approach is critical for understanding both mirror neurons and the debates surrounding their properties, plasticity, function, and evolution. The presence of interindividual ... More


Mirroring and the ontogeny of social cognition

Courtney Filippi and Amanda Woodward

in New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199686155
eISBN:
9780191807589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686155.003.0017
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

There has been considerable debate about the possible functional role that mirroring plays early in life. This chapter reviews neuroscientific and behavioral evidence that suggests that mirroring may ... More


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