Perspectives on imitation. Volume 1, Mechanisms of imitation and imitation in animals : from neuroscience to social science / edited by Susan Hurley and Nick Chater.

Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005.
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Perspectives on imitation: from neuroscience to social science ; 1
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A state-of-the-art view of imitation from leading researchers in neuroscience and brain imaging, animal and developmental psychology, primatology, ethology, philosophy, anthropology, media studies, economics, sociology, education, and law.Leading researchers across a range of disciplines provide a state-of-the-art view of imitation, integrating the latest findings and theories with reviews of seminal work, and revealing why imitation is a topic of such intense current scientific interest.
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  • ""Introduction: The Importance of Imitation""; ""1 The Mirror Neuron System and Imitation""; ""2 Understanding Others: Imitation, Language, and Empathy""; ""3 â€?â€?Being Like Meâ€?â€?: Selfâ€?Other Identity, Mirror Neurons, and Empathy Vittorio Gallese""; ""4 The Neurophysiology of Imitation and Intersubjectivity""; ""5 An Ideomotor Approach to Imitation""; ""6 Imitation by Association""; ""7 The Shared Circuits Hypothesis: A Unified Functional Architecture for Control, Imitation, and Simulation""; ""8 Commentary and Discussion on Mechanisms of Imitation""
  • ""9 Detecting, Understanding, and Explaining Imitation by Animals""""10 Insights into Vocal Imitation in African Grey Parrots (Psittacus erithacus)""; ""11 Selective Imitation in Child and Chimpanzee: A Window on the Construal of Othersâ€? Actions""; ""12 Commentary and Discussion on Imitation in Animals""; ""Bibliography""; ""Contributors""; ""Index to Volume 1""; ""Index to Volume 2""
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  • From neuroscience to social science
  • Mechanisms of imitation and imitation in animals
  • 0-262-27594-5
  • 1-282-09752-0
  • 9786612097522
  • 1-4237-5020-9
  • 63517652
  • 923250397
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