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audience and modifying it based on whether or not it is having its
intended effects. There is no solid evidence that other animals do this. Development of communication
Communication and intention
Is animal communication made with the intention of passing on knowledge to the
- If communication is intentional, animals should signal more when near conspecifics:
Marler et al (1990) jungle fowl
Cheney & Seyfarth (1990)
vervet monkeys Show an audience effect - The audience effect may, however, reflect nothing more than an innate disposition to
make calls in the presence of conspecifics.
Hostetter, Cantero & Hopkins (2001):
- Trainers held out a banana to chimps that was just out of reach
- If trainer facing chimp: chimp held out its hand
- If trainer had back to chimp: chimp vocalized
- A consequence of trial and error learning? 24...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2012 for the course PSYC 103 taught by Professor Pearlberg during the Spring '07 term at UCSD.
- Spring '07