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Flies outsmart men


Stoop, R; Stoop, R L; Bunimovich, L (2012). Flies outsmart men. In: 20th edition of the Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems, NDES 2012 , Wolfenbuettel, Germany, 11 July 2012 - 13 July 2012, 194-197.

Abstract

Precopulatory courtship is a high-cost non-well understood phenomenon of the animal world. Drosophila??s courtship shows marked structural similarities with mammalian counterparts, suggesting its study to dissect origins, purpose and modalities of the phenomenon. From courtship videos, using a mathematical symbolic dynamics approach, we show that D. body language allows to express in addition to a coarse-grained population group membership also finer, individual information. From a formal language point of view, D.??s body language is shown to have a complexity of language equal to or even excelling that of human language.

Abstract

Precopulatory courtship is a high-cost non-well understood phenomenon of the animal world. Drosophila??s courtship shows marked structural similarities with mammalian counterparts, suggesting its study to dissect origins, purpose and modalities of the phenomenon. From courtship videos, using a mathematical symbolic dynamics approach, we show that D. body language allows to express in addition to a coarse-grained population group membership also finer, individual information. From a formal language point of view, D.??s body language is shown to have a complexity of language equal to or even excelling that of human language.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Neuroinformatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Language:English
Event End Date:13 July 2012
Deposited On:28 Feb 2013 09:34
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:36
Publisher:IEEE
Number of Pages:4
ISBN:978-3-8007-3444-3

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