Manser, M B; Seyfarth, R M; Cheney, D L (2002). Suricate alarm calls signal predator class and urgency. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 6(2):55-57.
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Human speech encodes both referential and affective information, but evidence for a similar phenomenon in animal vocalizations has been lacking. Recent work on suricates, an African mongoose, shows that animal alarm calls simultaneously encode information about both predator type and the signaler’s perception of urgency.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||570 Life sciences; biology
590 Animals (Zoology)
|Deposited On:||11 Feb 2008 12:13|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2013 20:52|
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