Saturday, June 20, 2020

Mirror Neurons and the Evolution of Language

I was very interested while learning about mirror neurons in chapter 9, especially pertaining to the evolution of language, and how in humans, the neuron mirror system responds to both transitive and intransitive acts. This article that I’m linking makes an argument for how human language evolved from gestures and vocalizations as opposed to the hypothesis that human language was independently created by the human species. It refers to the experiment of Rizzolatti that was in this chapter, as well as others. 

No comments:

Post a Comment