The Design of Animal Communication
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Design of Animal Communication by Marc D. Hauser
Book DescriptionWhen animals, including humans, communicate, they convey information and express their perceptions of the world. Because different organisms are able to produce and perceive different signals, the animal world contains a diversity of communication systems. Based on the approach laid out in the 1950s by Nobel laureate Nikolaas Tinbergen, this book looks at animal communication from the four perspectives of mechanisms, ontogeny, function, and phylogeny. The book's great strength is its broad comparative perspective, which enables the reader to appreciate the diversity of solutions to particular problems of signal design and perception. For example, although the neural circuitry underlying the production of acoustic signals is different in frogs, songbirds, bats, and humans, each involves a set of dedicated pathways designed to solve particular problems of communicative efficiency. Such comparative findings form the basis of a conceptual framework for understanding the mechanisms underlying communication systems and their evolution.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262582230
(229mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Bradford Books
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marc D. Hauser
From Monkey Brain to Human Brain, Hardback (July 2005)
Leaders in cognitive psychology, comparative biology, and neuroscience discuss patterns of convergence and divergence seen in studies of human and nonhuman primate brains.
Evolution of Communication, Paperback (September 1997)» View all books by Marc D. Hauser
This text addresses the problem of how communication systems, including language, have been designed over the course of evolution. It integrates conceptual issues and empirical results from neurobiology, cognitive and developmental psychology, linguistics, evolutionary biology, and ethology.
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Author Biography - Marc D. Hauser
Mark Konishi is Bing Professor of Behavioral Biology at the California Institute of Technology.
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