Perspectives on Imitation, Volume 1
From Neuroscience to Social Science - Volume 1: Mechanisms of Imitation and Imitation in Animals
A state-of-the-art view of imitation from leading researchers in neuroscience and brain imaging, animal and developmental psychology, primatology, ethology, philosophy, anthropology, media studies, economics, sociology, education, and law.
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.
HardcoverOut of Print ISBN: 9780262083355 452 pp. | 6 in x 9 in 26 illus.
Paperback$45.00 X ISBN: 9780262582506 452 pp. | 6 in x 9 in 26 illus.
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.
Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand and Australian National University