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How the brain got language the mirror system hypothesis by Michael A. Arbib

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


  • Origin,
  • Evolutionary psychology,
  • Evolution,
  • Comparative Anatomy,
  • Neurolinguistics,
  • Anatomy,
  • Brain,
  • Macaques,
  • Language and languages,
  • Mirror neurons

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMichael A. Arbib
LC ClassificationsQP399 .A73 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25132113M
ISBN 109780199896684
LC Control Number2011047813

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