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The writer of this new quantity on ant conversation demonstrates that info concept is a helpful software for learning the average conversation of animals. to take action, she pursues a essentially new method of learning animal conversation and “linguistic” capacities at the foundation of measuring the speed of knowledge transmission and the complexity of transmitted messages.

Animals’ conversation structures and cognitive skills have long-since been an issue of specific curiosity to biologists, psychologists, linguists, and so forth, together with researchers within the fields of robotics and synthetic intelligence. the most problems within the research of animal language need to date been predominantly methodological in nature. Addressing this perennial challenge, the elaborated experimental paradigm awarded right here has been utilized to ants, and will be prolonged to different social species of animals that experience the necessity to memorize and relay complicated “messages”. hence, the strategy opens fascinating new dimensions within the examine of ordinary communications within the wild.

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By Zhanna Reznikova

ISBN-10: 3319449168

ISBN-13: 9783319449166

ISBN-10: 3319449184

ISBN-13: 9783319449180

The writer of this new quantity on ant conversation demonstrates that info concept is a helpful software for learning the average conversation of animals. to take action, she pursues a essentially new method of learning animal conversation and “linguistic” capacities at the foundation of measuring the speed of knowledge transmission and the complexity of transmitted messages.

Animals’ conversation structures and cognitive skills have long-since been an issue of specific curiosity to biologists, psychologists, linguists, and so forth, together with researchers within the fields of robotics and synthetic intelligence. the most problems within the research of animal language need to date been predominantly methodological in nature. Addressing this perennial challenge, the elaborated experimental paradigm awarded right here has been utilized to ants, and will be prolonged to different social species of animals that experience the necessity to memorize and relay complicated “messages”. hence, the strategy opens fascinating new dimensions within the examine of ordinary communications within the wild.

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1). MAIK Nauka/ Interperiodica, Moscow, p 56–58 Reznikova Z, Novgorodova TA (1998) The importance of individual and social experience for interaction between ants and symbiotic aphids. Dokl Biol Sci 359:173–175 Reznikova Z, Ryabko B (1986) Investigations of ant language by methods of Information Theory. Probl Inf Transm 21:103–108 Reznikova Z, Ryabko B (1994) Experimental study of the ants communication system with the application of the Information Theory approach. Memorabilia Zoologica 48:219–236 Reznikova Z, Ryabko B (2011) Numerical competence in animals, with an insight from ants.

Acta Ethologica 10(1):1–12 Reznikova Z (2008) Experimental paradigms for studying cognition and communication in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecol News 11:201–214 Reznikova Z (2011) Division of labour and communication at the individual level in highly social Formica ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Russ Entomol J 20(3):315–319 Reznikova Zh (2012a) Intelligent communication in animals. In: Encyclopedia of the sciences of learning. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, p 1597–1600 Reznikova Zh (2012b) Altruistic behavior and cognitive specialization in animal communities.

In the system of interspecies hierarchy firstly experimentally discovered by Reznikova (1980, 1999), F. pratensis and F. cunicularia play the roles of the dominant and the subdominant correspondingly. In the Siberian steppes F. pratensis is a territorial dominant over F. cunicularia, driving their workers away from favorite nest sites and food finds. Occasionally, F. cunicularia foragers can steal food items that have been temporarily laid on the ground by F. pratensis foragers, but in general they have to rely on quickness and luck to gather food before F.

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