Redefining animal signaling: influence versus information in communicationPDF
Biology and Philosophy 25(5):755--780, 2010
Abstract Researchers typically define animal signaling as morphology or behavior specialized for transmitting encoded information from a signaler to a perceiver. Although intuitively appealing, this conception is inherently metaphorical and leaves concepts of ...
What do animal signals mean?PDF
Animal Behaviour 78(2):233--240, 2009
Animal communication studies often use analogies to human language and related constructs such as information encoding and transfer. This commonality is evident even when research goals are very different, for example when primate vocalizations are ...