The Monkey in the Mirror

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.

Author: Ian Tattersall

Publisher: Harvest Books

ISBN: 0156027062

Category: Science

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.
Categories: Science

The Monkey as Mirror

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.

Author: Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691222103

Category: Social Science

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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.
Categories: Social Science

Monkey in the Mirror

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.

Author: Nersel Zur Muehlen

Publisher:

ISBN: 0982922426

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

MIRROR FOR MONKEYS

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.

Author: SPURLING (JOHN.)

Publisher:

ISBN: 0715653628

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The Monkey in the Mirror

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 ...

Author: Ian Tattersall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544986954

Category: Science

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
Categories: Science

The Monkey Mirror

The Monkey Mirror

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

Author: Elsa Wallace

Publisher:

ISBN: 1904585167

Category: Animals

Page: 135

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

The Monkey in the Mirror

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.

Author: Ian Tattersall

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0198515693

Category: Evolution

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.
Categories: Evolution

The Monkey in the Mirror

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.

Author: Head of the Anthropology Department Ian Tattersall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110356701

Category: Science

Page: 203

View: 883

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.
Categories: Science

Mandy Monkey and the Mirror

Mandy Monkey and the Mirror

This is a story about a monkey named Mandy.

Author: Amanda Rose Jacobik

Publisher:

ISBN: 0692506780

Category: Monkeys

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!
Categories: Monkeys

Zoo Biology

Zoo Biology

Behavioral categories Passive behaviors Stare closed mouthed : The monkey stares into the mirror with its mouth closed and eyebrows not raised or lowered ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5030652

Category: Electronic journals

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Categories: Electronic journals

Mirrors in the Brain

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.

Author: Giacomo Rizzolatti

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019921798X

Category: Medical

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.
Categories: Medical

Monkeys in the Mirror

Monkeys in the Mirror

Author: Hobart, Donald Bayne

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:956543128

Category: Canadian fiction

Page: 160

View: 942

Categories: Canadian fiction

Instructor s Manual for College Physics Second Edition

Instructor s Manual for College Physics  Second Edition

4-13 By Newton's third law , the force of the monkey on the mirror is equal and opposite to the force of the mirror on the monkey . The pulley transmits the ...

Author: Franklin Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004998446

Category: Physics

Page: 53

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Categories: Physics

Mirror Neurons and the Evolution of Brain and Language

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.

Author: Maxim I. Stamenov

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027297082

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

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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)
Categories: Psychology

Death of a Princess

Death of a Princess

as if holding a mirror to her face , she said , “ Mirror , Kyky ! ” The monkey ran to Maya ' s grooming chest and undid the latch easily with his nimble ...

Author: Susan Geason

Publisher:

ISBN: 0439900719

Category: Egypt

Page: 122

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When the Pharaoh's beautiful eleven-year-old daughter, Isis, dies unexpectedly, rumors fly around Mer-Wer. Meryet, the young beautician to the princess, discovers that the princess was poisoned, and must race against time to find the murderer -- before she herself becomes the prime suspect! Her investigation pits her against jealous queens and other ladies-in-waiting, and plunges the reader into a world of seething intrigue.
Categories: Egypt

New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research

New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research

Nevertheless, because of their profound impact in life sciences, mirror neurons still raise debates about their origins and functions.This book offers a comprehensive and state of the art overview of the latest advances in mirror neurons ...

Author: Pier Francesco Ferrari

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199686155

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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The discovery of mirror neurons caused a revolution in neuroscience and psychology. Nevertheless, because of their profound impact within life sciences, mirror neuron are still the subject of numerous debates concerning their origins and their functions. With more than 20 years of research in this area, it is timely to synthesise the expanding literature on this topic. New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons provides a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in mirror neurons research - accessible both to experts and to non-experts. In the book, leading scholars draw on the latest research to examine methodological approaches, theoretical implications, and the latest findings on mirror neurons research. A broad range of topics are covered within the book: basic findings and new concepts in action-perception theory, functional properties and evolution, development, and clinical implications. In particular, the last two sections of the book outline the importance of the plasticity and development of the mirror neuron system. This knowledge will be key in future research for helping us understand possible disorders associated with impairments in the mirror neurons system, as well as in helping us design new therapeutic tools for interventions within the field of neurodevelopmental disorders and in neurorehabilitation. New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons is an exciting new work for neuroscientists, psychologists, and philosophers of mind.
Categories: Medical