Receiver psychology and the evolution of multicomponent signals

@article{Rowe1999ReceiverPA,
  title={Receiver psychology and the evolution of multicomponent signals},
  author={Candy Rowe},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1999},
  volume={58},
  pages={921-931}
}
  • C. Rowe
  • Published 1 November 1999
  • Psychology
  • Animal Behaviour
Many animals produce and respond to signals made up of multiple components. For example, many avian sexual displays are highly extravagant combinations of visual and acoustic elements, and are described as being 'multicomponent'. One possible reason for the evolution of such complex signals is that they provide more reliable information for receivers. However, receivers also influence signal evolution in another important way, by how they perceive and process signals: signallers will be… 
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