Animal Communication and Cognition: Principles, Evolution and Development


Tabitha Wagner (Editor)

Series: Animal Science, Issues and Research
BISAC: SCI070000

Visual signals that are designed for effective communication are complex. Over the years, researchers interested in the study of animal communication have employed various artificial stimuli during behavioral experiments to precisely control what the observers get to see or experience. These diverse techniques to stage animal interactions have offered an alternative to the traditional experimental methods relying on the use of live companions or demonstrators.

This book begins with a discussion on computer-animated stimuli to investigate visual communication in lizards. It then discusses the pretend play in signing chimpanzees; the evolution of TRP channels as mediators of pheromone signaling; and the role of cuticular hydrocarbon-based chemical communication in prezygotic reproductive isolation. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Computer-Animated Stimuli to Investigate Lizard Visual Communication: A Case Study in the Jacky Dragon
(Kevin L. Woo and Guillaume Rieucau, SUNY Empire State College – Metropolitan Center, and other)

Pretend Play in Signing Chimpanzees (Pan Troglogytes)
(Tennyson E. Egan and Mary Lee A. Jensvold, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, USA)

Evolution of TRP Channels as Mediators of Pheromone Signaling
(Rory Ostrow, Travers Ruel, Tommy Voigt, Cecil James Saunders, Robert Hallock, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA, and others)

The Role of Cuticular Hydrocarbon-based Chemical Communication in Prezygotic Reproductive Isolation
(J Buellesbach, and T Schmitt, Faculty of Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Animal Ecology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, and others)



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