Michael A Arbib

Summary

Affiliation: University of Southern California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Language is handy but is it embodied?
    Michael A Arbib
    Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA Electronic address
    Neuropsychologia 55:57-70. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Tool use and constructions
    Michael A Arbib
    Computer Science, Neuroscience, and USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 35:218-9. 2012
  3. pmc Tool use and the distalization of the end-effector
    Michael A Arbib
    Department of Computer Science and Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    Psychol Res 73:441-62. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Primate vocalization, gesture, and the evolution of human language
    Michael A Arbib
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    Curr Anthropol 49:1053-63; discussion 1063-76. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Describing visual scenes: towards a neurolinguistics based on construction grammar
    Michael A Arbib
    Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    Brain Res 1225:146-62. 2008
  6. pmc Evolving the language-ready brain and the social mechanisms that support language
    Michael A Arbib
    Computer Science, Neuroscience and the USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, HNB 03, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    J Commun Disord 42:263-71. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint From monkey-like action recognition to human language: an evolutionary framework for neurolinguistics
    Michael A Arbib
    Computer Science Department, Neuroscience Program, and USC Brain Project, University of Southem Califomia, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 28:105-24; discussion 125-67. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Schema-based learning of adaptable and flexible prey- catching in anurans II. Learning after lesioning
    Fernando Corbacho
    USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 90089 0781, USA
    Biol Cybern 93:410-25. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Rana computatrix to human language: towards a computational neuroethology of language evolution
    Michael A Arbib
    Department of Computer Science, Neuroscience and USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 361:2345-79. 2003
  10. doi request reprint Mirror system activity for action and language is embedded in the integration of dorsal and ventral pathways
    Michael A Arbib
    University of Southern California Brain Project, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    Brain Lang 112:12-24. 2010

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. doi request reprint Language is handy but is it embodied?
    Michael A Arbib
    Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA Electronic address
    Neuropsychologia 55:57-70. 2014
    ..Part 4 suggests that variants of construction grammar are well-suited to the latter task. ..
  2. doi request reprint Tool use and constructions
    Michael A Arbib
    Computer Science, Neuroscience, and USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 35:218-9. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Tool use and the distalization of the end-effector
    Michael A Arbib
    Department of Computer Science and Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    Psychol Res 73:441-62. 2009
    ..This distalization is critical in order to exploit the unique functional capacities engendered by complex tools...
  4. ncbi request reprint Primate vocalization, gesture, and the evolution of human language
    Michael A Arbib
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    Curr Anthropol 49:1053-63; discussion 1063-76. 2008
    ..The analysis refines aspects of the mirror system hypothesis on the role of the primate brain's mirror system for manual action in evolution of the human language-ready brain...
  5. doi request reprint Describing visual scenes: towards a neurolinguistics based on construction grammar
    Michael A Arbib
    Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    Brain Res 1225:146-62. 2008
    ..We summarize data on neural correlates relevant to future work on TCG within the context of neurolinguistics, and show how the relation between SemRep and TCG can serve as the basis for modeling language comprehension...
  6. pmc Evolving the language-ready brain and the social mechanisms that support language
    Michael A Arbib
    Computer Science, Neuroscience and the USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, HNB 03, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    J Commun Disord 42:263-71. 2009
    ..We then assess the role of social interaction and non-specific knowledge of language in the emergence of new sign languages in deaf communities (focusing on Nicaraguan Sign Language)...
  7. ncbi request reprint From monkey-like action recognition to human language: an evolutionary framework for neurolinguistics
    Michael A Arbib
    Computer Science Department, Neuroscience Program, and USC Brain Project, University of Southem Califomia, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 28:105-24; discussion 125-67. 2005
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Schema-based learning of adaptable and flexible prey- catching in anurans II. Learning after lesioning
    Fernando Corbacho
    USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 90089 0781, USA
    Biol Cybern 93:410-25. 2005
    ..Learning after lesioning is a special case of structural learning but clearly shows that solutions cannot be known/hardwired a priori since it cannot be known, in advance, which substructure is going to break down...
  9. ncbi request reprint Rana computatrix to human language: towards a computational neuroethology of language evolution
    Michael A Arbib
    Department of Computer Science, Neuroscience and USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 361:2345-79. 2003
    ..The model of human-brain mechanisms is based on the mirror-system hypothesis of the evolution of the language-ready brain, which sees the human Broca's area as an evolved extension of the mirror system for grasping...
  10. doi request reprint Mirror system activity for action and language is embedded in the integration of dorsal and ventral pathways
    Michael A Arbib
    University of Southern California Brain Project, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    Brain Lang 112:12-24. 2010
    ..Turning to language, we use Construction Grammar as our linguistic framework to get beyond single words to phrases and sentences, and initiate analysis of what brain functions must complement mirror systems to support this functionality...
  11. ncbi request reprint A sentence is to speech as what is to action?
    Michael A Arbib
    Computer Science Department, Neuroscience and USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90089 2520, USA
    Cortex 42:507-14. 2006
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  12. pmc Stroke rehabilitation reaches a threshold
    Cheol E Han
    Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    PLoS Comput Biol 4:e1000133. 2008
    ..If spontaneous arm use is still low or has decreased, then another bout of rehabilitation is to be provided...
  13. pmc A functional threshold for long-term use of hand and arm function can be determined: predictions from a computational model and supporting data from the Extremity Constraint-Induced Therapy Evaluation (EXCITE) Trial
    Nicolas Schweighofer
    Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the School of Dentistry, and Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Phys Ther 89:1327-36. 2009
    ..A previous neurocomputational model predicted that if the dose of therapy is sufficient to bring performance above a certain threshold, training can be stopped...
  14. doi request reprint Extending the mirror neuron system model, II: what did I just do? A new role for mirror neurons
    James Bonaiuto
    University of Southern California, Hedco Neuroscience Building, 120E, Room 10B, Mailing Code 2520, 3641 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA, 90089 2520, USA
    Biol Cybern 102:341-59. 2010
    ..We show how this "what did I just do?" function of mirror neurons can contribute to the learning of both executability and desirability which in certain cases supports rapid reorganization of motor programs in the face of disruptions...
  15. ncbi request reprint Schema design and implementation of the grasp-related mirror neuron system
    Erhan Oztop
    USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    Biol Cybern 87:116-40. 2002
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  16. ncbi request reprint Schema-based learning of adaptable and flexible prey-catching in anurans I. The basic architecture
    Fernando Corbacho
    USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 90089 0871, USA
    Biol Cybern 93:391-409. 2005
    ..To show these aspects we incorporate studies on experiments on lesions and the learning processes that allow the animal to recover its proper functioning...
  17. ncbi request reprint Integrating databases and expert systems for the analysis of brain structures: connections, similarities, and homologies
    Mihail Bota
    NIBS Program in Neurosciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    Neuroinformatics 2:19-58. 2004
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  18. ncbi request reprint Schizophrenia and the mirror system: an essay
    Michael A Arbib
    Computer Science, Neuroscience, and the USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    Neuropsychologia 43:268-80. 2005
    ..Schizophrenic patients on this theory then confabulate the agent...
  19. ncbi request reprint Emotions: from brain to robot
    Michael A Arbib
    Computer Science, Neuroscience and USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 8:554-61. 2004
    ..We therefore abstract from biology a functional characterization of emotion that does not depend on physical substrate or evolutionary history, and is broad enough to encompass the possible emotions of robots...
  20. ncbi request reprint Autonomous robots based on inspiration from biology: the relation to neuroinformatics
    Michael A Arbib
    Computer Science, Neuroscience, and the USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    Neuroinformatics 3:281-6. 2005
  21. ncbi request reprint Salamander locomotion-induced head movement and retinal motion sensitivity in a correlation-based motion detector model
    Jeffrey R Begley
    Computer Science Department, University of Southern California, 941 W 37th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0781, USA
    Network 18:101-28. 2007
    ..The sigmoid has insignificant effects on detector performance in simulations of slow, high contrast laboratory stimuli. These results suggest that the sigmoid reduces the system's noise sensitivity...
  22. doi request reprint From grasp to language: embodied concepts and the challenge of abstraction
    Michael A Arbib
    Computer Science, Neuroscience and USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    J Physiol Paris 102:4-20. 2008
    ..A., 1981. Perceptual structures and distributed motor control. In: Brooks, V.B. (Ed.), Handbook of Physiology--The Nervous System II. Motor Control. American Physiological Society, pp. 1449-1480]...
  23. doi request reprint Ontogenetic ritualization of primate gesture as a case study in dyadic brain modeling
    Brad Gasser
    Neuroscience Graduate Program and USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Neuroinformatics 12:93-109. 2014
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  24. doi request reprint Modeling the BOLD correlates of competitive neural dynamics
    James Bonaiuto
    Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91225, USA Neuroscience Program, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA Electronic address
    Neural Netw 49:1-10. 2014
    ..This underscores the need for models grounded in neurophysiological data for brain imaging analyses which attempt to localize the neural correlates of cognitive processes based on predicted BOLD responses. ..
  25. ncbi request reprint Infant grasp learning: a computational model
    Erhan Oztop
    ATR, Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, 2 2 2 Hikaridai, Seika cho, 619 0288 Soraku gun, Kyoto, Japan
    Exp Brain Res 158:480-503. 2004
    ..Moreover, ILGM produces testable predictions regarding infant motor learning processes and poses new questions to experimentalists...

Research Grants1

  1. TRAINING IN COGNITIVE AND COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE
    Michael Arbib; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The plan for the postdoctoral position focuses on permitting a student trained in psychology or linguistics to gain additional expertise related to cognitive and computational neuroscience. ..