Limits to length asymmetry detection in starlings : implications for biological signalling

@inproceedings{Swaddle1999LimitsTL,
  title={Limits to length asymmetry detection in starlings : implications for biological signalling},
  author={John P. Swaddle},
  year={1999}
}
Fluctuating asymmetry has received considerable recent attention in evolutionary biology as these small developmental asymmetries can be related to biological ¢tness and, hence, could be used as a visual cue (or signal) of quality among individuals. The ability of signal receivers to detect and respond to small asymmetries is a fundamental assumption of the symmetry-signalling hypothesis, but has not been experimentally investigated. In this study I have investigated the perceptual threshold to… CONTINUE READING

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