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Lec8_3143 - Communication Definitions"action on the part of one organism(or cell that alters the probability pattern of behaviour in

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BIOL 3143 - Communication 1 Communication Definitions “action on the part of one organism (or cell) that  < intends > alters the probability pattern of  behaviour in another organism (or cell) in a  fashion adaptive to either one or both of the  participants” (Wilson, 1975) “any sharing of information” (Smith, 1984) “the transmission of a signal from one animal to  another such that the sender benefits, on  average, from the response of the recipient”  (Slater, 1983)
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BIOL 3143 - Communication 2 Communication What is communication? Receiver value of information Sender value of  information Positive Zero or negative Positive True  Communication Manipulation  (deceit) Zero or negative Eavesdropping  (exploitation) Ignoring (spite)
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BIOL 3143 - Communication 3 How do signals convey information? Most species are limited to 20-40 displays Discrete and Graded signals discrete > ears of cat or zebra (down=threat/anger, up=greeting) graded > growl Distance and Duration smell = long distance, vision = short distance
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2010 for the course BIOL 3143 taught by Professor Daveshutler during the Winter '10 term at Acadia.

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