Monday, January 29, 2001


"Imagine you had cells in your brain that could read other people's minds. Well, you do. And they could be the key to human language, empathy, even society..."
(from New Scientist)

MIRROR NEURONS and imitation learning as the driving force behind "the great leap forward" in human evolution
By V.S. Ramachandran (from

S. Narayanan's ICSI Homepage contains papers about "Reasoning About Actions in Narrative Understanding", and "A Computational Model of Reasoning About Events". The approach (which models both the generation and understanding of action) is a very good match with "mirror neuron" findings (as witness a presentation, as yet unposted, to the International Conference on Mirror Neurons and the evolution of Language and Cognition, Dalmenhurst, July 5-9 )

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