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 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 not. Monkeys are clever creatures, and they are adept at exploiting the qualities ...

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 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: 0982922434

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

Krylof and His Fables

Krylof and His Fables

66 MONKEY , which saw its image one day in a mirror , gave a Bear a slight push with its foot , and said , Only look , my dear gossip , what a hideous creature that is ! What grimaces it makes ! How it skips about !

Author: Ivan Andreevich Krylov

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3151376

Category:

Page: 266

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Krilof and His Fables

Krilof and His Fables

THE MONKEY AND THE MIRROR . A MONKEY , which saw its image one day in a mirror , gave a Bear a slight push with its foot , and said , Only look , my dear gossip , what a hideous creature that is ! What grimaces it makes !

Author: Ivan Andreevich Krylov

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN1UAQ

Category: Animals

Page: 180

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A literal prose translation of about half of Krilof's fables (cf. Pref.)
Categories: Animals

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

View: 219

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

My Love You My Children

My Love You  My Children

If you place a mirror before a monkey , the monkey will look into it . Thinking it sees another monkey in the mirror , it will grin and try to grab its own reflection , yelling , “ Eeeeeeeeh . ” But there is nothing to grab , so the ...

Author: M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen

Publisher: The Fellowship Press

ISBN: 0914390449

Category: Religion

Page: 425

View: 933

Categories: Religion

The Mirror the Monkey

The Mirror   the Monkey

A king who seeks to keep his kingdom safe and immaculate orders the destruction of a flower that he regards as pernicious weed, but soon finds that he has awakened the dragon who sleeps beneath a nearby mountain.

Author: R. S. Deese

Publisher:

ISBN: 1949790533

Category:

Page:

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"A king who seeks to keep his kingdom safe and immaculate orders the destruction of a flower that he regards as pernicious weed, but soon finds that he has awakened the dragon who sleeps beneath a nearby mountain. The dragon takes her revenge on the king by eating his favorite horse and turning his firstborn son into a monkey. The king's angry reaction to this sets in motion a chain of events that will destroy his kingdom and scatter its people in all directions. In the midst of these events the young monkey will discover the pain of loss, the joy of love, and the secret of who he is"--
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Report Concerning the Public Schools

Report Concerning the Public Schools

4 , THE MONKEY AND THE MIRROR . A monkey , whose name was Jake , lived in a cage . There were a great many other monkeys there too , and people went to see them . A lady one day , gave Jake a small hand - glass .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433076007503

Category: Education

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Categories: Education

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: 826

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

The Monkeys of Arashiyama

The Monkeys of Arashiyama

Our strategy for validating mirror use is twofold: we are interested in probing for what the monkey readily does in the presence of a mirror (the dye test is an example of this) and training to ensure that the monkey's behavior is under ...

Author: Linda M. Fedigan

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791405532

Category: Social Science

Page: 353

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In The Monkeys of Arashiyama: Thirty-five Years of Research in Japan and the West, Linda Fedigan and Pamela Asquith reveal the diversity of research on the Arashiyama Japanese macaques, and the Japanese and Western traditions in primate studies. The essays reflect studies by primatologists with the population at Arashiyama, Kyoto, and the subgroup which fissioned from the original macaque group, transferred to Texas in 1972. It is a comprehensive examination of this major research group, highlighted by some of the new and interesting findings on primate social organization.
Categories: Social Science

Encyclopedia of Perception

Encyclopedia of Perception

Mirror neurons discharge both when a macaque monkey performs an object-directed action, such as grasping a peanut, and when the monkey observes another individual performing the same action, such as when the monkey sees the experimenter ...

Author: E. Bruce Goldstein

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412940818

Category: Psychology

Page: 1180

View: 801

Because of the ease with which we perceive, many people see perception as something that "just happens." However, even seemingly simple perceptual experiences involve complex underlying mechanisms, which are often hidden from our conscious experience. These mechanisms are being investigated by researchers and theorists in fields such as psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and philosophy. A few examples of the questions posed by these investigations are, What do infants perceive? How does perception develop? What do perceptual disorders reveal about normal functioning? How can information from one sense, such as hearing, be affected by information from another sense, such as vision? How is the information from all of our senses combined to result in our perception of a coherent environment? What are some practical outcomes of basic research in perception? These are just a few of the questions this encyclopedia will consider, as it presents a comprehensive overview of the field of perception for students, researchers, and professionals in psychology, the cognitive sciences, neuroscience, and related medical disciplines such as neurology and ophthalmology.
Categories: Psychology

On Being Moved

On Being Moved

The properties of mouth mirror neurons, and in particular of the “communicative” ones, could constitute an emergent property of the monkey mirror neurons in which the open access to others' experiences by means of the observer's own ...

Author: Stein Bråten

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027292759

Category: Psychology

Page: 333

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In this collective volume the origins, neurosocial support, and therapeutic implications of (pre)verbal intersubjectivity are examined with a focus on implications of the discovery of mirror neurons. Entailing a paradigmatic revolution in the intersection of developmental, social and neural sciences, two radical turnabouts are entailed. First, no longer can be upheld as valid Cartesian and Leibnizian assumptions about monadic subjects with disembodied minds without windows to each other except as mediated by culture. Supported by a mirror system, specified in this volume by some of the discoverers, modes of participant perception have now been identified which entail embodied simulation and co-movements with others in felt immediacy. Second, no longer can be retained the Piagetian attribution of infant egocentricity. Pioneers who have broken new research grounds in the study of newborns, protoconversation, and early speech perception document in the present volume infant capacity for interpersonal communion, empathic identification, and learning by altercentric participation. Pertinent new findings and results are presented on these topics: (i) Origins and multiple layers of intersubjectivity and empathy (ii) Neurosocial support of (pre)verbal intersubjectivity, participant perception, and simulation of mind (iii) From preverbal sharing and early speech perception to meaning acquisition and verbal intersubjectivity (iv) New windows on other-centred movements and moments of meeting in therapy and intervention. (Series B)
Categories: Psychology

Mirror Neuron Systems

Mirror Neuron Systems

If mirror neurons really mediate action understanding, their activity should reflect the meaning of the observed act, ... Macaque monkey's mirror neurons therefore respond to acts made by others not exclusively on the basis of their ...

Author: Jaime A. Pineda

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781597454797

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

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The aim of this book is to bring together social scientists, cognitive scientists, psychologists, neuroscientists, neuropsychologists and others to promote a dialogue about the variety of processes involved in social cognition, as well as the relevance of mirroring neural systems to those processes. Social cognition is a broad discipline that encompasses many issues not yet adequately addressed by neurobiologists. Yet, it is a strong belief that framing these issues in terms of the neural basis of social cognition, especially within an evolutionary perspective, can be a very fruitful strategy. This book includes some of the leading thinkers in the nascent field of mirroring processes and reflects the authors’ attempts to till common ground from a variety of perspectives. The book raises contrary views and addresses some of the most vexing yet core questions in the field – providing the basis for extended discussion among interested readers and laying down guidelines for future research. It has been argued that interaction with members of one’s own social group enhances cognitive development in primates and especially humans (Barrett & Henzi, 2005). Byrne and Whiten (1988), Donald (1991), and others have speculated that abilities such as cooperation, deception, and imitation led to increasingly complex social interactions among primates resulting in a tremendous expansion of the cerebral cortex. The evolutionary significance of an imitation capability in primates is matched by its ontological consequences.
Categories: Psychology

EBOOK Cognitive Psychology

EBOOK  Cognitive Psychology

Mirror. mechanisms. and. action. observation. A neural mechanism to unite perception and action was provided by the Mirror neurons are neurons discovery of so-called mirror neurons in the macaque monkey in a region with the special ...

Author: Kenneth Gilhooly

Publisher: McGraw Hill

ISBN: 9780077163815

Category: Psychology

Page: 536

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Cognitive Psychology is a brand new textbook by Ken Gilhooly, Fiona Lyddy & Frank Pollick. Based on a multidisciplinary approach, the book encourages students to make the connections between cognition, cognitive neuroscience and behaviour. The book provides an up-to-date, accessible introduction to the subject, showing students the relevance of cognitive psychology through a range of examples, applications and international research. Recent work from neuroscience is integrated throughout the book, and coverage is given to rapidly-developing topics, such as emotion and cognition. Cognitive Psychology is designed to provide an accessible and engaging introduction to Cognitive Psychology for 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students. It takes an international approach with an emphasis on research, methodology and application.
Categories: Psychology

Birth Mandala

Birth Mandala

Mirror neurons were first discovered around 1996 by neuroscientist, Giacomo Rizzolatti, during a laboratory experiment with monkeys. The monkeys were wired to a functional magnetic resonance imaging machine (FMRI).

Author: Nancy Burns

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1481712306

Category: Education

Page: 88

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The Birth Mandalas book includes mandala art, a guided visualization and thought provoking exercises for an empowering childbirth experience. A birth mandala is sacred art for childbirth. The mandala appears from a dark background, like the baby emerging from the darkness of the womb into the light. Enjoy creative processes that access the subconscious. The way childbirth is perceived influences labor and birth. Subconscious beliefs, formed from what you’ve seen, heard or experienced, can either sabotage or affirm your conscious intentions. Learn how to effortlessly re-write limiting beliefs with ones that assist you during childbirth. Your birth mandala embodies your new beliefs and vision for labor and birth with symbols, images, designs and words. You will find women’s mandalas, journals and their after-birth reflections. From Shannon’s healing of past sexual abuse, Amy’s strength and courage, to Stacy’s power of intention, the themes and revelations are as unique as their mandalas. Creating a birth mandala is an invaluable gift you give yourself for childbirth. “It is the gift that keeps on giving,” exclaims Stacy, a workshop participant.
Categories: Education