lecture07-slides - 9/14/09 Animal Communication Fabric of...

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9/14/09 1 Animal Communication • Fabric of animal social life • Window on the minds of animals • Compelling mysteries • Pathway into an animal’s world BioNB 426 Animal Communication Communication ( communis , Latin: shared ) The process in which a sender uses a specially evolved signal to modify the behavior of the receiver. Sender Receiver signal response
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9/14/09 2 The process in which a sender uses a specially evolved signal to modify the behavior of the receiver. Signals Stimuli produced “intentionally” to influence a receiver Sender benefits gull’s long call firefly’s flash lilac flower’s scent The process in which a sender uses a specially evolved signal to modify the behavior of the receiver. Cues Stimuli produced without intention of influencing a receiver Sender may not benefit mouse’s rustling noises gull’s walk toward territory edge Signals Stimuli produced “intentionally” to influence a receiver Sender benefits gull’s long call firefly’s flash lilac flower’s scent
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3 The process in which a sender uses a specially evolved signal to modify the behavior of the receiver . The process in which a sender uses a specially evolved signal to modify the behavior of the receiver . Change in
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