Fletcher Jones Professor of Computer Science , University Professor and Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience and Psychology Director, USC Brain Project
Arbib has developed a new interest is working with architects to better understand the neuroscience of the architectural experience and to develop a new field of neuromorphic architecture, "brains for buildings". Author or editor of almost 40 books, he has most recently edited "Who Needs Emotions? The Brain Meets the Robot" (with Jean-Marc Fellous, Oxford University Press, 2005) and "From Action to Language via the Mirror System" (Cambridge University Press, 2006).
- Computational and cognitive neuroscience
- Mirror neurons and action recognition
- Brain mechanisms of language and their evolution
- Neural networks
- Schema theory
- Neuroscience applied to architecture