Tough guys don ’ t dance : Intention movements and the evolution of signalling in animal contests

@inproceedings{Noble1998ToughGD,
  title={Tough guys don ’ t dance : Intention movements and the evolution of signalling in animal contests},
  author={Jason Noble},
  year={1998}
}
Two animals contesting possession of a resource sometimes fight, but more often engage in aggressive displays until one or the other retreats. Game theory predicts that signals of strength or aggressive intent will not be heeded unless necessity or high cost make them reliable, but some animal threat displays appear to contradict this prediction. An evolutionary simulation model is presented in which two animats of variable fighting ability compete for a resource and have access to their… CONTINUE READING

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