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Mirror Neurons

How mirror neurons influenced the evolution of human language.

Kara Dennis

on 28 April 2010

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Mirror Neurons Autism Infant Language Development Hand Motor Cortex disabilities in social skills difficulty in the ability to experience empathy difficulties in communication unable to recognize faces or recognize emotions Discovery Italian neuroscientist Giacomo Rizzolatti http://chci.wrdsb.on.ca/library/autism.gif ttp://thumb9.shutterstock.com.edgesuite.net/photos/display_pic_with_logo/83276/83276,1169524168,8.jpg http://www.earlyliteracylearning.org/cellpract_practitioner/talking_pointers/images/1.jpg http://student.biology.arizona.edu/honors2007/group11/monkeysee.jpg Baby talk
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Baby talk, also referred to as caretaker speech, infant-directed talk (IDT) or child-directed speech (CDS)[1][2][3][4] and informally as "motherese", "parentese", or "mommy talk"), is a nonstandard form of speech used by adults in talking to toddlers and infants. It is usually delivered with a "cooing" pattern of intonation different from that of normal adult speech: high in pitch, with many glissando variations that are more pronounced than those of normal speech. medial frontal cortex, the main centers that control movement
medial temporal cortex, which is linked to memory Evidence of mirror neurons have recently been found to located in or around the Broca’s area of the human brain UCLA researchers make first direct recording of mirror neurons in human brain
Such cells appear to have wider distribution than previously thought
By Mark Wheeler April 12, 2010 http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/ucla-researchers-make-first-direct-156503.aspx http://iacoboni.bmap.ucla.edu/Resources/langevol2.jpeg http://baneofyourresistance.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/neurons.jpg
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