Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 April 2012

432 Pages | 58

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199896684

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How the Brain Got Language

The Mirror System Hypothesis

Michael A. Arbib

  • Presents all the necessary background in primatology, neuroscience and linguistics in an accessible way
  • Based on the Mirror System Hypothesis, which addresses how communication became possible in monkeys, apes, and humans
  • Shows how cultural evolution took over from biological evolution for the transition from protolanguage to fully fledged languages
  • For educated lay readers, as well as researchers in linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, neurolinguistics, natural language processing, primatology, and anthropology

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