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Author Wiley, R. Haven, author

Title Noise matters : the evolution of communication / R. Haven Wiley
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2015
©2015
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 502 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- 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 -- Conclusion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Auditory adaptation.
Auditory perception.
Hearing levels.
Hearing -- Physiological aspects.
Noise.
Auditory Perception -- physiology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0674287045 (electronic bk)
9780674287044 (electronic bk)