The Monkey in the Mirror

Offers fresh insight into the fundamental questions of our origins, including what makes us different, how we got this way, and how we can prove it. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The Monkey in the Mirror

Author: Ian Tattersall

Publisher: Harvest Books

ISBN: 9780156027069

Page: 203

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Offers fresh insight into the fundamental questions of our origins, including what makes us different, how we got this way, and how we can prove it. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The Monkey as Mirror

This tripartite study of the monkey metaphor, the monkey performance, and the 'special status' people traces changes in Japanese culture from the eighth century to the present.

The Monkey as Mirror

Author: Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069122210X

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This tripartite study of the monkey metaphor, the monkey performance, and the 'special status' people traces changes in Japanese culture from the eighth century to the present. During early periods of Japanese history the monkey's nearness to the human-animal boundary made it a revered mediator or an animal deity closest to humans. Later it became a scapegoat mocked for its vain efforts to behave in a human fashion. Modern Japanese have begun to see a new meaning in the monkey--a clown who turns itself into an object of laughter while challenging the basic assumptions of Japanese culture and society.

The Monkey in the Mirror

One of our foremost anthropologists looks at the fundamental questions of human origins and what our evolutionary future might hold.

The Monkey in the Mirror

Author: Ian Tattersall

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198515692

Page: 203

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The fundamental questions of our origins, along with our evolutionary future, find new life in this extraordinary book. In this superb collection of essays, eminent scientist, Ian Tattersall takes up some of the most controversial questions in evolutionary history. He argues that far from being finely engineered organisms, we are in fact improvised beings, owing as much to chance as adaptation. Tattersall leads us around the world and into the far reaches of the past, and reveals the complexities of the science of human evolution.

Monkey in the Mirror

This imaginative picture book, written by Nersel zur Muehlen (Little Green Bird, Imaginary Toys) is beautifully illustrated by Sara Sanchez and illustrates the dark side of unjustified power and the power of curiosity.

Monkey in the Mirror

Author: Nersel Zur Muehlen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780982922439

Page: 56

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Monkey Forest is a happy place, until monkey Merlin stumbles upon a magic mirror that gives him vast power over the other monkeys. He seizes the opportunity and reigns as the vicious King Merlin, until one day a curious little monkey named Koko discovers his secret... This imaginative picture book, written by Nersel zur Muehlen (Little Green Bird, Imaginary Toys) is beautifully illustrated by Sara Sanchez and illustrates the dark side of unjustified power and the power of curiosity.

The Monkey in the Mirror

Filled with stories and scientific insight, a collection of humorous essays takes readers around the world and transports them back in time, revealing what the science of human evolution is up against.

The Monkey in the Mirror

Author: Head of the Anthropology Department Ian Tattersall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN:

Page: 203

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Filled with stories and scientific insight, a collection of humorous essays takes readers around the world and transports them back in time, revealing what the science of human evolution is up against.

The Monkey in the Mirror

Still, the fact that most apes recognize their own reflections in mirrors surely is significant at some level, especially when we realize that monkeys do not. Monkeys are clever creatures, and they are adept at exploiting the qualities ...

The Monkey in the Mirror

Author: Ian Tattersall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544986954

Page: 153

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An “absorbing” look at how our species evolved, from the curator of human evolution at the American Museum of Natural History (Kirkus Reviews). What makes us so different from those other animals? How did we get this way? How do we know? And what exactly are we? These questions are what make human evolution a subject of general fascination. Ian Tattersall, one of those rare scientists who is also a graceful writer, addresses them in this delightful book. Tattersall leads the reader around the world and into the far reaches of the past, showing what the science of human evolution is up against—from the sparsity of evidence to the pressures of religious fundamentalism. Looking with dispassion and humor at our origins, Tattersall offers a wholly new definition of what it is to be human. “Unparalleled insight.” —Donald C. Johanson, author of Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind

MIRROR FOR MONKEYS

Beneath the floorboards of a ruined house, an 18th-century memoir is discovered. It reveals the life story of William Congreve, the acclaimed English playwright.

MIRROR FOR MONKEYS

Author: SPURLING (JOHN.)

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780715653623

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The Monkey Mirror

Elsa Wallace presents this collection of short stories about animal ghosts.

The Monkey Mirror

Author: Elsa Wallace

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781904585169

Page: 135

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Elsa Wallace presents this collection of short stories about animal ghosts.

The Myth of Mirror Neurons The Real Neuroscience of Communication and Cognition

In The Myth of Mirror Neurons, neuroscientist Gregory Hickok reexamines the mirror neuron story and finds that it is built on a tenuous foundation—a pair of codependent assumptions about mirror neuron activity and human understanding.

The Myth of Mirror Neurons  The Real Neuroscience of Communication and Cognition

Author: Gregory Hickok

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393244164

Page: 288

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An essential reconsideration of one of the most far-reaching theories in modern neuroscience and psychology. In 1992, a group of neuroscientists from Parma, Italy, reported a new class of brain cells discovered in the motor cortex of the macaque monkey. These cells, later dubbed mirror neurons, responded equally well during the monkey’s own motor actions, such as grabbing an object, and while the monkey watched someone else perform similar motor actions. Researchers speculated that the neurons allowed the monkey to understand others by simulating their actions in its own brain. Mirror neurons soon jumped species and took human neuroscience and psychology by storm. In the late 1990s theorists showed how the cells provided an elegantly simple new way to explain the evolution of language, the development of human empathy, and the neural foundation of autism. In the years that followed, a stream of scientific studies implicated mirror neurons in everything from schizophrenia and drug abuse to sexual orientation and contagious yawning. In The Myth of Mirror Neurons, neuroscientist Gregory Hickok reexamines the mirror neuron story and finds that it is built on a tenuous foundation—a pair of codependent assumptions about mirror neuron activity and human understanding. Drawing on a broad range of observations from work on animal behavior, modern neuroimaging, neurological disorders, and more, Hickok argues that the foundational assumptions fall flat in light of the facts. He then explores alternative explanations of mirror neuron function while illuminating crucial questions about human cognition and brain function: Why do humans imitate so prodigiously? How different are the left and right hemispheres of the brain? Why do we have two visual systems? Do we need to be able to talk to understand speech? What’s going wrong in autism? Can humans read minds? The Myth of Mirror Neurons not only delivers an instructive tale about the course of scientific progress—from discovery to theory to revision—but also provides deep insights into the organization and function of the human brain and the nature of communication and cognition.

Mandy Monkey and the Mirror

This is a story about a monkey named Mandy.

Mandy Monkey and the Mirror

Author: Amanda Rose Jacobik

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780692506783

Page: 26

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This is a story about a monkey named Mandy. She looks at herself differently when she is comparing herself to others. She realizes that after trying to be like everyone else she loses her own identity. Meet Mandy's friend Georgia giraffe, Ella elephant, and Farrah flamingo who open Mandy's eyes to her unique nature and beauty!

Krylof and His Fables

66 MONKEY , which saw its image one day in a mirror , gave a Bear a slight push with its foot , and said , Only look , my dear gossip , what a hideous creature that is ! What grimaces it makes ! How it skips about !

Krylof and His Fables

Author: Ivan Andreevich Krylov

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 266

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Mirrors in the Brain

It become clear just how this sharing of experience is realised within the human brain. This text provides an accessible overview of mirror neurons, written by the man who first discovered them.

Mirrors in the Brain

Author: Giacomo Rizzolatti

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199217984

Page: 242

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When we witness a great actor, musician, or sportsperson performing, we share something of their experience. It become clear just how this sharing of experience is realised within the human brain. This text provides an accessible overview of mirror neurons, written by the man who first discovered them.

Mirror Neurons and the Evolution of Brain and Language

The present volume discusses the nature of mirror neurons as presented by the research team of Prof.

Mirror Neurons and the Evolution of Brain and Language

Author: Maksim Stamenov

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027251664

Page: 390

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The emergence of language, social intelligence, and tool development are what made homo sapiens sapiens differentiate itself from all other biological species in the world. The use of language and the management of social and instrumental skills imply an awareness of intention and the consideration that one faces another individual with an attitude analogical to that of one's own. The metaphor of 'mirror' aptly comes to mind.Recent investigations have shown that the human ability to 'mirror' other's actions originates in the brain at a much deeper level than phenomenal awareness. A new class of neurons has been discovered in the premotor area of the monkey brain: 'mirror neurons'. Quite remarkably, they are tuned to fire to the enaction as well as observation of specific classes of behavior: fine manual actions and actions performed by mouth. They become activated independent of the agent, be it the self or a third person whose action is observed. The activation in mirror neurons is automatic and binds the observation and enaction of some behavior by the self or by the observed other. The peculiar first-to-third-person 'intersubjectivity' of the performance of mirror neurons and their surprising complementarity to the functioning of strategic communicative face-to-face (first-to-second person) interaction may shed new light on the functional architecture of conscious vs. unconscious mental processes and the relationship between behavioral and communicative action in monkeys, primates, and humans. The present volume discusses the nature of mirror neurons as presented by the research team of Prof. Giacomo Rizzolatti (University of Parma), who originally discovered them, and the implications to our understanding of the evolution of brain, mind and communicative interaction in non-human primates and man.(Series B)