Modelling the Development of Mirror Neurons for Auditory - Motor Integration

Abstract

In this paper we present a model of the integration of motor commands with their associated perceived sounds in vocal production. The model is neurobiologically plausible and is inspired by the development of vowels in an infant’s babbling phase, wherein perceptual and action prototypes develop concurrently. When the model is exposed to external sounds, the perceptual prototypes develop culturally specific categories that coincide with these sounds. The model develops motor mirror neurons that are activated when their associated sounds are perceived and it learns to imitate sounds based on its own production categories.

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@inproceedings{Westerman2002ModellingTD, title={Modelling the Development of Mirror Neurons for Auditory - Motor Integration}, author={Gert Westerman}, year={2002} }