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dc.contributor.authorLachmann, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorBergstrom, Carl T.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-09-18T06:07:19Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-13T19:58:34Z
dc.date.available2005-09-18T06:07:19Zen_US
dc.date.available2007-06-13T19:58:34Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.citationM. Lachmann and C. T. Bergstrom (2004) Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 271: 2337-2343en_US
dc.identifier.issn0962-8452en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/2109en_US
dc.description.abstractCombinatorial communication allows rapid and efficient transfer of detailed information, yet combinatorial communication is used by few, if any, non-human species. To complement recent studies illustrating the advantages of combinatorial communication, we highlight a critical disadvantage. We use the concept of information value to show that deception poses a greater and qualitatively different threat to combinatorial signalling than to non-combinatorial systems. This additional potential for deception may represent a strategic barrier that has prevented widespread evolution of combinatorial communication. Our approach has the additional benefit of drawing clear distinctions among several types of deception that can occur in communication systems.en_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
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dc.publisherThe Royal Society of Londonen_US
dc.subjectdeceptionen_US
dc.subjectvalue of informationen_US
dc.subjectgame theoryen_US
dc.subjectsignallingen_US
dc.subjectcombinatorial syntaxen_US
dc.subjectevolutionen_US
dc.titleThe disadvantage of combinatorial communicationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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