Evolutionary Conditions for the Emergence of Communication

@inproceedings{Mitri2010EvolutionaryCF,
  title={Evolutionary Conditions for the Emergence of Communication},
  author={Sara Mitri and Dario Floreano and Laurent Keller},
  booktitle={Evolution of Communication and Language in Embodied Agents},
  year={2010}
}
Communication plays a central role in the biology of most organisms, particularly social species. Although the neurophysiological processes of signal production and perception are well understood, the conditions conducive to the evolution of reliable systems of communication remain largely unknown. This is a particularly challenging problem because efficient communication requires tight coevolution between the signal emitted and the response elicited. We conducted experimental evolution with… 
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