Design of Animal Communication by
Marc D. Hauser (Editor), Mark Konishi (Editor)
When animals, including humans,
communicate, they convey information and express their perceptions of
the world. Because different organisms are able to produce and perceive
different signals, the animal world contains a diversity of
communication systems. Based on the approach laid out in the 1950s by
Nobel laureate Nikolaas Tinbergen, this book looks at animal
communication from the four perspectives of mechanisms, ontogeny,
function, and phylogeny.
About the Author
Mark D. Hauser is Professor in the Department of Psychology and Program
in Neuroscience at Harvard University. He is the author of The
Evolution of Communication (MIT Press, 1996). Mark Konishi is Bing
Professor of Behavioral Biology at the California Institute of
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