Multimodal signal variation in space and time: how important is matching a signal with its signaler?

@article{Taylor2011MultimodalSV,
  title={Multimodal signal variation in space and time: how important is matching a signal with its signaler?},
  author={Ryan C. Taylor and Barrett A. Klein and Joey Stein and M. J. Ryan},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={214 Pt 5},
  pages={815-20}
}
Multimodal signals (acoustic+visual) are known to be used by many anuran amphibians during courtship displays. The relative degree to which each signal component influences female mate choice, however, remains poorly understood. In this study we used a robotic frog with an inflating vocal sac and acoustic playbacks to document responses of female túngara frogs to unimodal signal components (acoustic and visual). We then tested female responses to a synchronous multimodal signal. Finally, we… CONTINUE READING

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