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Image motion environments: background noise for movement-based animal signals

Peters, Richard; Hemmi, Jan; Zeil, Jochen


Understanding the evolution of animal signals has to include consideration of the structure of signal and noise, and the sensory mechanisms that detect the signals. Considerable progress has been made in understanding sounds and colour signals, however, the degree to which movement-based signals are constrained by the particular patterns of environmental image motion is poorly understood. Here we have quantified the image motion generated by wind-blown plants at 12 sites in the coastal habitat...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00359-008-0317-3


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