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How do communication systems emerge?

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Communication involves a pair of behaviours--a signal and a response--that are functionally interdependent. Consequently, the emergence of communication involves a chicken-and-egg problem: if signals and responses are dependent on one another, then how does such a relationship emerge in the first place? The empirical literature suggests two solutions to this problem: ritualization and sensory manipulation; and instances of ritualization appear to be more common. However, it is not clear from ...

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10.1098/rspb.2011.2181

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Author
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
279
Issue:
1735
Pages:
1943-1949
Publication date:
2012-05-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:02dbb9d0-358a-4b64-8757-b854a5bb09e6
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222727
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pubs:222727

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