Monday, January 4, 2010
Special Issue of Brain and Language -- Mirror Neurons: Prospects and Problems for the Neurobiology of Language
The latest issue of Brain and Language is a special issue on mirror neurons. It has 7 original articles spanning topics from speech perception to language evolution to embodied semantics. The papers are authored by the likes of Luciano Fadiga, Michael Arbib, Michael Corballis, David Corina, Marco Iacoboni, David Kemmerer, and Greig de Zubicary. There is also a brief introduction by yours truly which summarizes the facts that any mirror neuron-based theory of language processes must confront. As for my more detailed thoughts on these issues you'll have to check out a forthcoming paper in Language and Cognitive Processes.