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Entropy 2010, 12(1), 127-135; doi:10.3390/e12010127
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Arguments for the Integration of the Non-Zero-Sum Logic of Complex Animal Communication with Information Theory

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Received: 27 September 2009; in revised form: 28 December 2009 / Accepted: 20 January 2010 / Published: 21 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Information Theory Applied to Animal Communication)
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Abstract: The outstanding levels of knowledge attained today in the research on animal communication, and the new available technologies to study visual, vocal and chemical signalling, allow an ever increasing use of information theory as a sophisticated tool to improve our knowledge of the complexity of animal communication. Some considerations on the way information theory and intraspecific communication can be linked are presented here. Specifically, information theory may help us to explore interindividual variations in different environmental constraints and social scenarios, as well as the communicative features of social vs. solitary species.
Keywords: animal communication; communication noise; entropy; game theory; information theory; non-zero sum animal communication; communication noise; entropy; game theory; information theory; non-zero sum
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Penteriani, V. Arguments for the Integration of the Non-Zero-Sum Logic of Complex Animal Communication with Information Theory. Entropy 2010, 12, 127-135.

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Penteriani V. Arguments for the Integration of the Non-Zero-Sum Logic of Complex Animal Communication with Information Theory. Entropy. 2010; 12(1):127-135.

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Penteriani, Vincenzo. 2010. "Arguments for the Integration of the Non-Zero-Sum Logic of Complex Animal Communication with Information Theory." Entropy 12, no. 1: 127-135.


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