Sensory bias as an explanation for the evolution of mate preferences.

@article{Fuller2005SensoryBA,
  title={Sensory bias as an explanation for the evolution of mate preferences.},
  author={Rebecca C Fuller and David Houle and J Omasta Travis},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2005},
  volume={166 4},
  pages={
          437-46
        }
}
The sensory bias model of sexual selection posits that female mating preferences are by-products of natural selection on sensory systems. Although sensory bias was proposed 20 years ago, its critical assumptions remain untested. This paradox arises because sensory bias has been used to explain two different phenomena. First, it has been used as a hypothesis about signal design, that is, that males evolve traits that stimulate female sensory systems. Second, sensory bias has been used as a… CONTINUE READING

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