Signals : evolution, learning, & information /
Brian Skyrms presents a fascinating exploration of how fundamental signals are to our world. He uses a variety of tools -- theories of signaling games, information, evolution, and learning -- to investigate how meaning and communication develop. He shows how signaling games themselves evolve, and in...
Oxford ; New York :
Oxford University Press,
Table of Contents:
- Introduction; 1. Signals; 2. Signals in Nature; 3. 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, Category Formation; 10. Inventing New Signals; 11. Networks I: Logic and Information Processing; 12. Complex Signals and Compositionality; 13. Networks II: Teamwork; 14. Learning to Network; Postscript; References; Index.