[PODCAST] Michael Arbib on Mirror Neurons

You can listen the Episode 39 of the Brain Science Podcast from Brain Science Podcast, developed by Ginger Campbell

This podcast is an interview with Dr. Michael Arbib from the University of Southern California.

Dr. Arbib’s work with functional brain imaging has established the presence of mirror neurons in the human brain. In our interview we focused on the role of mirror neurons in imitation and language. In particular I questioned Dr. Arbib about the Mirror System Hypothesis (MSH) of Language Evolution that he proposed in 1998 with Giacomo Rizzolatti. We also explored how this hypothesis diverges from the universal grammar proposed by Noam Chomsky. Dr. Arbib also shared his enthusiasm for future research and we talked about the special challenges caused by the interdisciplinary nature of modern neuroscience.

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