Producer Biases and Kin Selection in the Evolution of Communication - How the Phylogenetic and the Adaptive Problems of Communication Can Be Solved

@inproceedings{Mirolli2010ProducerBA,
  title={Producer Biases and Kin Selection in the Evolution of Communication - How the Phylogenetic and the Adaptive Problems of Communication Can Be Solved},
  author={Marco Mirolli and Domenico Parisi},
  booktitle={Evolution of Communication and Language in Embodied Agents},
  year={2010}
}
The evolution of communication requires the co-evolution of two abilities: the ability to send useful signals and the ability to react appropriately to perceived signals. This fact poses two related but distinct problems, which are often mixed up: (1) the phylogenetic problem regarding how can communication evolve if the two traits that are necessary for its emergence are complementary and seem to require each other for providing reproductive advantages; (2) the adaptive problem regarding how… 

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