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The elaborate design of animal signals is challenging to explain. In 1991, Guilford and Dawkins published their iconic paper on 'receiver psychology' in Animal Behaviour, and proposed that the ways in which animals detect, discriminate and learn about relevant stimuli in their world would have a significant impact on signal evolution. In this essay celebrating the 60th anniversary of the journal, I review the impact of this paper on the study of animal communication, and how it has changed the way in which we think about and study animal signals.
Author(s): Rowe C
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Animal Behaviour
Print publication date: 29/01/2013
ISSN (print): 0003-3472
ISSN (electronic): 1095-8282
Notes: Invited essay.
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