Mirror Neurons and the Evolution of Brain and Language

Editors
Maxim I. Stamenov | Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Vittorio Gallese | Università di Parma
HardboundAvailable
ISBN 9789027251664 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
ISBN 9781588112422 (USA) | USD 165.00
 
PaperbackAvailable
ISBN 9789027251626 (Eur) | EUR 72.00
ISBN 9781588112156 (USA) | USD 108.00
 
e-Book
ISBN 9789027297082 | EUR 110.00/72.00*
| USD 165.00/108.00*
 
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 of neurons has been discovered in the premotor area of the monkey brain: ‘mirror neurons’. Quite remarkably, they are tuned to fire to the enaction as well as observation of specific classes of behavior: fine manual actions and actions performed by mouth. They become activated independent of the agent, be it the self or a third person whose action is observed. The activation in mirror neurons is automatic and binds the observation and enaction of some behavior by the self or by the observed other. The peculiar first-to-third-person ‘intersubjectivity’ of the performance of mirror neurons and their surprising complementarity to the functioning of strategic communicative face-to-face (first-to-second person) interaction may shed new light on the functional architecture of conscious vs. unconscious mental processes and the relationship between behavioral and communicative action in monkeys, primates, and humans.

The present volume discusses the nature of mirror neurons as presented by the research team of Prof. Giacomo Rizzolatti (University of Parma), who originally discovered them, and the implications to our understanding of the evolution of brain, mind and communicative interaction in non-human primates and man.(Series B)

[Advances in Consciousness Research, 42]  2002.  viii, 392 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Cited by

Cited by 34 other publications

Agarwal, Saurabh G, Atul R Rukadikar, Avinash Laghawe & Apoorva Tripathi
2014. IMPORTANCE OF PLATELET COUNT AND SEROLOGICAL MARKERS IN DIAGNOSING DENGUE INFECTION WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO NS1 ANTIGEN. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 3:10  pp. 2543 ff. Crossref logo
Bazac, Ana
2018. Anticipation: learning from the past. The Russian/Soviet contributions to the science of anticipation. International Journal of General Systems 47:4  pp. 374 ff. Crossref logo
Billig, Michael
2006. Lacan’s Misuse of Psychology. Theory, Culture & Society 23:4  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Billig, Michael
2019.  In More Examples, Less Theory, Crossref logo
Bleichmar, Hugo
2004. Making conscious the unconscious in order to modify unconscious processing: Some mechanisms of therapeutic change. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis 85:6  pp. 1379 ff. Crossref logo
Bouissac, Paul
2003.  In Dynamics and Change in Organizations,  pp. 15 ff. Crossref logo
Cambray, Joe
2006. Towards the feeling of emergence. Journal of Analytical Psychology 51:1  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Christy, T. Craig
2013. Vygotsky, Cognitive Development and Language. Historiographia Linguistica 40:1-2  pp. 199 ff. Crossref logo
Cook, Amy
2010.  In Shakespearean Neuroplay,  pp. 123 ff. Crossref logo
Curtis, Robin & Richard George Elliott
2014. An Introduction to Einfühlung. Art in Translation 6:4  pp. 353 ff. Crossref logo
Gaensbauer, Theodore J.
2011. Embodied Simulation, Mirror Neurons, and the Reenactment of Trauma in Early Childhood. Neuropsychoanalysis 13:1  pp. 91 ff. Crossref logo
Garcia Landa, Jose Angel
2007. Internalized Interaction: The Specular Development of Language and the Symbolic Order. SSRN Electronic Journal Crossref logo
GREEN, ADAM
2009. Reading the mind of God (without Hebrew lessons): Alston, shared attention, and mystical experience. Religious Studies 45:4  pp. 455 ff. Crossref logo
Grodal, Torben & Mette Kramer
2014. Empathy, Film, and the Brain. Recherches sémiotiques 30:1-2-3  pp. 19 ff. Crossref logo
Gruber, David
2015. More Than a Mirror Metaphor: Rethinking Models of Embodied Cognition and Motor Systems—A Review of Gregory Hickok,The Myth of Mirror Neurons: The Real Neuroscience of Communication and Cognition. AJOB Neuroscience 6:3  pp. 56 ff. Crossref logo
Helstrup, Tore
2005. In search of a motor element in memory for enacted events. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology 17:3  pp. 389 ff. Crossref logo
Hurley, Susan
2008. The shared circuits model (SCM): How control, mirroring, and simulation can enable imitation, deliberation, and mindreading. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31:1  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Häusser, Leonard F.
2012. Empathie und Spiegelneurone. Ein Blick auf die gegenwärtige neuropsychologische Empathieforschung. Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie 61:5  pp. 322 ff. Crossref logo
Iacoboni, Marco, Jonas Kaplan & Stephen Wilson
2007.  In Imitation and Social Learning in Robots, Humans and Animals,  pp. 71 ff. Crossref logo
Kunzmann, Bettina, David Aldridge, Harald Gruber & Barbara Wichelhaus
2005. Künstlerische Therapien: Zusammenstellungen von Studien zu Künstlerischen Therapien in der Onkologie und Geriatrie. Musik-, Tanz- und Kunsttherapie 16:2  pp. 77 ff. Crossref logo
Marsh, Peter, Shirley Chubb, Kambiz Saber-Sheikh, Charlie Hooker & Ann Moore
2016. A Gadamerian approach to interpreting pain: model-making metaphors through embodied cognitive theory. Digital Creativity 27:4  pp. 347 ff. Crossref logo
Nehaniv, Chrystopher L. & Kerstin Dautenhahn
2007.  In Imitation and Social Learning in Robots, Humans and Animals,  pp. 67 ff. Crossref logo
Nehaniv, Chrystopher L. & Kerstin Dautenhahn
2007.  In Imitation and Social Learning in Robots, Humans and Animals,  pp. 379 ff. Crossref logo
Pepperberg, Irene M. & Diane V. Sherman
2007.  In Imitation and Social Learning in Robots, Humans and Animals,  pp. 383 ff. Crossref logo
Petzold, Hilarion G.
2012.  In Identität,  pp. 407 ff. Crossref logo
Ratcliffe, Matthew
2005. Folk Psychology and the Biological Basis of Intersubjectivity. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 56  pp. 211 ff. Crossref logo
Rossi, Ernest L. & Kathryn L. Rossi
2006. The Neuroscience of Observing Consciousness & Mirror Neurons in Therapeutic Hypnosis. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis 48:4  pp. 263 ff. Crossref logo
Saneleuterio, Elia, Paloma Alonso-Stuyck & David García-Ramos
2019. Educar jugando y dialogando. Derechos de la infancia, intencionalidad, familia y lenguaje. Revista sobre la infancia y la adolescencia :17  pp. 40 ff. Crossref logo
Sereno, Martin I.
2014. Origin of symbol-using systems: speech, but not sign, without the semantic urge. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 369:1651  pp. 20130303 ff. Crossref logo
Stamenov, Maxim I.
2003.  In The Self in Neuroscience and Psychiatry,  pp. 76 ff. Crossref logo
Tognoli, Emmanuelle, Julien Lagarde, Gonzalo C. DeGuzman & J. A. Scott Kelso
2007. The phi complex as a neuromarker of human social coordination. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104:19  pp. 8190 ff. Crossref logo
Zoller, Kendall
2014.  In Pathways to Excellence: Developing and Cultivating Leaders for the Classroom and Beyond [Advances in Educational Administration, 21],  pp. 69 ff. Crossref logo
Zoller, Kendall
2015.  In Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Leadership in Modern Organizations [Advances in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development, ],  pp. 303 ff. Crossref logo
Zukow-Goldring, Patricia
2006.  In Action to Language via the Mirror Neuron System,  pp. 469 ff. Crossref logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 30 august 2022. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

Subjects & Metadata

Consciousness Research

Consciousness research

Linguistics

Evolution of language

Psychology

Neuropsychology
BIC Subject: JMT – States of consciousness
BISAC Subject: PSY020000 – PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2002074572 | Marc record