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Signals : evolution, learning, and information

Author: Brian Skyrms
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brian Skyrms offers a demonstration of how fundamental signals are to our world. He uses various scientific tools to examine how meaning & communication develop. Signals operate in networks of senders & receivers at all levels of life, transmitting & processing information. That is how humans & animals think & interact.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Skyrms
ISBN: 9780199580828 0199580820
OCLC Number: 638330775
Description: 1 online resource (199 pages) : illustrations, 1 map
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Signals ; 2. Signals in Nature ; 3. The Flow of Information ; 4. Evolution ; 5. Evolution in Lewis Signaling Games ; 6. Deception ; 7. Learning ; 8. Learning in Lewis Signaling Games ; 9. Generalizing Signaling Games: Synonyms, Bottlenecks and Other Mismatches ; 10. Inventing New Signals ; 11. Networks I: Information Processing ; 12. Complex Signals and Compositionality ; 13. Networks II: Teamwork ; 14. Learning to Network
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