Language as gesture.

@article{Corballis2009LanguageAG,
  title={Language as gesture.},
  author={M. Corballis},
  journal={Human movement science},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={
          556-65
        }
}
  • M. Corballis
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Human movement science
Language can be understood as an embodied system, expressible as gestures. Perception of these gestures depends on the "mirror system," first discovered in monkeys, in which the same neural elements respond both when the animal makes a movement and when it perceives the same movement made by others. This system allows gestures to be understood in terms of how they are produced, as in the so-called motor theory of speech perception. I argue that human speech evolved from manual gestures, with… Expand
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