Animal Signals and Communication

Psychological Mechanisms in Animal Communication

Editors: Bee, Mark A., Miller, Cory T. (Eds.)

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  • Offers fascinating insights into the psychological mechanisms for signaling and receiving found across a diversity of species
  • Provides the basis for understanding animal signals and communication
  • Stimulates additional research 
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This book analyzes the psychological mechanisms critical to animal communication. The topics covered range from single neurons to broad-scale phylogenetic patterns, shedding new light on the sensory, perceptual, and cognitive processes that underlie the communicative behaviors of signalers and receivers alike. In so doing, the contributing authors collectively integrate research questions and methods from behavioral ecology, cognitive ethology, comparative psychology, evolutionary biology, sensory ecology, and neuroscience. No less broad is the volume’s taxonomic coverage, which spans bees to blackbirds to baboons. The ultimate goal of the book is to stimulate additional research into the diversity and evolution of the psychological mechanisms that make animal communication possible. 

About the authors

Mark A. Bee

Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, St. Paul, MN 55108, USA

email: mbee@umn.edu, phone: ++1-612-624-6749

 

Cory T. Miller

Department of Psychology, Neurosciences Graduate Program, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

email: corymiller@ucsd.edu, phone: ++1-858-361-9191

 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Signaler and Receiver Psychology

    Bee, Mark A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Avian Auditory Processing at Four Different Scales: Variation Among Species, Seasons, Sexes, and Individuals

    Henry, Kenneth S. (et al.)

    Pages 17-55

  • Perceptual and Neural Mechanisms of Auditory Scene Analysis in the European Starling

    Klump, Georg M.

    Pages 57-88

  • Mate Searching Animals as Model Systems for Understanding Perceptual Grouping

    Farris, Hamilton E. (et al.)

    Pages 89-118

  • Why Complex Signals Matter, Sometimes

    Rubi, Tricia L. (et al.)

    Pages 119-135

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-48690-1
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Hardcover $199.99
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Softcover $199.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychological Mechanisms in Animal Communication
Editors
  • Mark A. Bee
  • Cory T. Miller
Series Title
Animal Signals and Communication
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48690-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48690-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48688-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83994-3
Series ISSN
2197-7305
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 320
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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