The evolutionary stability of attenuators that mask information about animals that social partners can exploit.

@article{Hackett2018TheES,
  title={The evolutionary stability of attenuators that mask information about animals that social partners can exploit.},
  author={Sean M. Hackett and Graeme D. Ruxton},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2018},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={
          675-686
        }
}
Signals and cues are fundamental to social interactions. A well-established concept in the study of animal communication is an amplifier, defined as a trait that does not add extra information to that already present in the original cue or signal, but rather enhances the fidelity with which variation in the original cue or signal is correctly perceived. Attenuators as the logical compliment of amplifiers: attenuators act to reduce the fidelity with which variation in a signal or cue can be… CONTINUE READING
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