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...

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Main Author: Skyrms, Brian.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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.