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The Resource Noise matters : the evolution of communication, R. Haven Wiley

Noise matters : the evolution of communication, R. Haven Wiley

Label
Noise matters : the evolution of communication
Title
Noise matters
Title remainder
the evolution of communication
Statement of responsibility
R. Haven Wiley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Noise, as we usually think of it, is background sound that interferes with our ability to hear more interesting sounds. In general terms, though, it is anything that interferes with the reception of signals of any sort. It includes extraneous energy in the environment, degradation of signals in transit, and spontaneous random activity in receivers and signalers. Whatever the cause, the consequence of noise is error by receivers, and these errors are the key to understanding how noise shapes the evolution of communication. Noise Matters breaks new ground in the scientific understanding of how communication evolves in the presence of noise. Combining insights of signal detection theory with evidence from decades of his own original research, Haven Wiley explains the profound effects of noise on the evolution of communication. The coevolution of signalers and receivers does not result in ideal, noise-free communication, Wiley finds. Instead, signalers and receivers evolve to a joint equilibrium in which communication is effective but never error-free. Noise is inescapable in the evolution of communication. Wiley's comprehensive approach considers communication on many different levels of biological organization, from cells to individual organisms, including humans. Social interactions, such as honesty, mate choice, and cooperation, are reassessed in the light of noisy communication. The final sections demonstrate that noise even affects how we think about human language, science, subjectivity, and freedom. Noise Matters thus contributes to understanding the behavior of animals, including ourselves."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiley, R. Haven
Dewey number
612.8/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP465
LC item number
.W55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 G-029
  • WV 272
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Auditory adaptation
  • Noise
  • Hearing
  • Auditory perception
  • Hearing levels
  • Auditory Perception
  • Auditory adaptation
  • Auditory perception
  • Hearing levels
  • Hearing
  • Noise
  • Akustisches Signal
  • Kommunikation
  • Akustische Kommunikation
  • Entwicklung
  • Evolution
Label
Noise matters : the evolution of communication, R. Haven Wiley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-490) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. Noise and Ways to Reduce it -- 1. Noise and signals introduced -- 2. Producing acoustic signals in noise -- 3. Receiving acoustic signals in noise -- 4. Transmission of acoustic signals -- 5. Adaptations to noise in different environments -- 6. Reducing noise, enhancing performance -- Part Two. Evolution of Signalers and Receivers -- 7. Signals, receivers, and evolution -- 8. Optimal receivers and signalers -- 9. Payoffs for participants -- 10. Joint optima for signalers and receivers -- 11. Evaluation and extension of the model -- Part Three. Altered Perspectives -- 12. Honesty in communication -- 13. Sexual selection as communication -- 14. Cooperation by communication -- 15. Complex societies -- 16. Molecular signals -- Part Four. Far Horizons -- 17. Human communication -- 18. Truth in language -- 19. Subjectivity -- 20. Verification
Control code
893709521
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 502 pages
Isbn
9780674744127
Lccn
2014042000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025104172
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893709521
Label
Noise matters : the evolution of communication, R. Haven Wiley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-490) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. Noise and Ways to Reduce it -- 1. Noise and signals introduced -- 2. Producing acoustic signals in noise -- 3. Receiving acoustic signals in noise -- 4. Transmission of acoustic signals -- 5. Adaptations to noise in different environments -- 6. Reducing noise, enhancing performance -- Part Two. Evolution of Signalers and Receivers -- 7. Signals, receivers, and evolution -- 8. Optimal receivers and signalers -- 9. Payoffs for participants -- 10. Joint optima for signalers and receivers -- 11. Evaluation and extension of the model -- Part Three. Altered Perspectives -- 12. Honesty in communication -- 13. Sexual selection as communication -- 14. Cooperation by communication -- 15. Complex societies -- 16. Molecular signals -- Part Four. Far Horizons -- 17. Human communication -- 18. Truth in language -- 19. Subjectivity -- 20. Verification
Control code
893709521
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 502 pages
Isbn
9780674744127
Lccn
2014042000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025104172
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893709521

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