Communication

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A part of a book
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Chapter: chapter ou part
Collection
Publications
Title
Communication
Title of the book
Animal thinking: contemporary issues in comparative cognition
Author(s)
Wheeler B., Searcy W.A., Christiansen M.H., Corballis M.C., Fischer J., Grüter C., Margoliash D., Owren M.J., Price T., Seyfarth R., Wild M.
Publisher
MIT Press
Address of publication
Cambridge, MA
ISBN
978-0-262-01663-6
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2011
Editor
Menzel R., Fischer J.
Series
Strüngmann Forum reports
Chapter
13
Pages
187-205
Language
english
Notes
Eighth Ernst Strüngmann Forum held Sep. 26-Oct. 1, 2010, Frankfurt am Main
Abstract
This chapter reviews what has been learned about animal thinking from the study of animal communication, and considers what we might hope to learn in the future. It begins with a discussion on the importance of informational versus non-informational interpretations of animal communication and then considers what inferences can be drawn about the cognitive requirements of communication from the communicative abilities of simple organisms. Next, it discusses the importance of context to the mean- ing of animal signals and the possibility of asymmetries in the neural processes underly- ing production versus reception. Current theories on the evolution of human language are reviewed and how the study of animal communication informs these theories.
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