AAAI Publications, Workshops at the Twenty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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The Common Origins of Language and Action
Alessandro D'Ausilio, Luciano Fadiga

Last modified: 2011-08-24


The motor system organization shows some interesting parallels with the language organization. Here we draw the possible communalities between Action and Language, basing our claims on neurophysiological, neuroanatomical and neuroimaging data. Furthermore, we speculate that the motor system may have furnished the basic computational capabilities for the emergence of both semantics and syntax.

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