Mirror neurons may play a role in representing not only signs but also their meaning. Since actions are the only aspect of behavior which is inter-individually accessible, interpreting meanings in terms of actions might explain how meanings can be shared. Behavioral evidence and Artificial Life simulations suggest that seeing objects or processing words referring to objects automatically activates motor actions.

Meaning and motor actions: Behavioral and Artificial Life evidence. Commentary to the target article ‘From monkey-like action recognition to human language: An evolutionary framework for neurolinguistics’ by Michael A. Arbib. Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS).

BORGHI, ANNA MARIA;
2005

Abstract

Mirror neurons may play a role in representing not only signs but also their meaning. Since actions are the only aspect of behavior which is inter-individually accessible, interpreting meanings in terms of actions might explain how meanings can be shared. Behavioral evidence and Artificial Life simulations suggest that seeing objects or processing words referring to objects automatically activates motor actions.
PARISI D.; BORGHI A.M.; DI FERDINANDO A.; TSIOTAS G.
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