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Hardcover | Out of Print | 452 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 26 illus. | February 2005 | ISBN: 9780262083355
eBook | $24.95 X | February 2005 | ISBN: 9780262254229
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Perspectives on Imitation, Volume 1

From Neuroscience to Social Science - Volume 1: Mechanisms of Imitation and Imitation in Animals


Leading researchers across a range of disciplines provide a state-of-the-art view of imitation, integrating the latest findings and theories with reviews of seminal work, and revealing why imitation is a topic of such intense current scientific interest.

About the Editors

Susan Hurley is Professor at the University of Warwick, and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

Nick Chater is Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick.


“Over the last decade, it has become clear that imitation is as central as language, technology, and cooperation to making us human. Other apes imitate, but fitfully and with difficulty. For us, it is as natural as walking and talking, and appears more quickly. Perspectives on Imitation is a superb resource for all of us trying to understand imitation. It ranges across the nature, evolution, and development of this remarkable trait, as well as its contribution to making us the distinctive creatures that we are.”
Kim Sterelny, Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand and Australian National University