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Issues in the Classification of Multimodal Communication Signals
This work provides an overview of multimodal communication and its costs and benefits, place examples of signals and displays from an array of taxa, sensory systems, and functions into the authors' signal classification system, and considers issues surrounding the categorization of multi-modal signals.
Nature's Music: The Science of Birdsong
Science and birdsong: the good old days Vocal fighting and flirting: the functions of birdsong Learning to sing The diversity and plasticity of birdsong Bird calls: a cornucopia for communication
Monkey responses to three different alarm calls: evidence of predator classification and semantic communication.
Recordings of the alarms played back when predators were absent caused Vervet monkeys to run into trees for leopard alarms, look up for eagle alarms, and look down for snake alarms.
Communication Goes Multimodal
The Perspective by Partan and Marler in this week9s issue postulates a new classification system for multimodal sensory signals that combines of sensory signals are classified according to the behavioral responses they elicit.
Letters to the editor.
Observations indicate that prostaglandin synthesis in the anteroventral preoptic region is necessary for the production of fever.
Chapter 5 – Bird calls: a cornucopia for communication
The chapter aims to show that from a functional point of view, the calls of birds actually range far more widely than songs, approaching in diversity and complexity the Calls of primates.
Birdsong and speech development: could there be parallels?
  • P. Marler
  • Biology, Medicine
    American scientist
  • 1 November 1970