Cognitive Ethology: The Minds of Other Animals: Essays in Honor of Donald R. Griffin

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At present, we have no evidence that any animal species regularly varies the rate and context of false signals. Through more systematic observations and experiments it should eventually become possible to determine whether the intriguing anecdotes reported in the literature do at least in some cases represent intentional signal falsification as well as to specify more precisely the constraints under which deceptive communication acts.


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