The Method Section: Transformed Humanity
00:00 – Intro
04:00 – The Mirror System hypothesis
06:10 – How accepted is the hypothesis?
08:12 – How language transformed humanity
17:53 – Ending and outro
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Links from the show:
- The Method Section: Vocal Learning
- The Method Section: Vocal Learning and the Brain
- The Method Section: Social Cognition and Language
- Fitch et al. (2010) “Social cognition and the evolution of language”
- Rizzolatti et al., (1995)
- Rizzolatti et al., (1996)
- Rizzolatti & Arbib (1998)
- Kohler et al., (2002)
- Arbib (2002)
- Prather et al., (2008)
- Mark Pagel TedTalk
This week on The Method Section, Tom explores the mirror system hypothesis and how language transformed humanity! Did language derive from an archaic gestural “language” that linked the sender and receiver of signals? What cytoarchitecture do we possess that enables us to be a language-ready species? With language being such a unique asset to humans, how did it transform and shape our evolutionary pathway? Language, as it turns out may be the reason for everything we know today!
Music by: Joakim Karud – https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud.
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