Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Signals – Evolution, Learning, and Information - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Signals: Evolution, Learning, and Information

Brian Skyrms


This book presents an exploration of how fundamental signals are to our world. It uses a variety of tools — theories of signaling games, information, evolution, and learning — to investigate how meaning and communication develop. The book shows how signaling games themselves evolve, and introduces a new model of learning with invention. The juxtaposition of atomic signals leads to complex signals, as the natural product of gradual process. Signals operate in networks of senders and receivers at all levels of life. Information is transmitted, but it is also processed in various ways. That is ho ... More

Keywords: signals, signaling games, information, evolution, learning, meaning, communication, invention, senders, receivers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199580828
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580828.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Skyrms, author
Stanford University and the University of California, Irvine
Author Webpage