School of Biological Science Seminar
September 3, 2015 - 3:30 pm in Hamilton Hall 112

Dr. Ron Hoy
Department of Neurobiology & Behavior, Cornell University

"Making the Right Moves - Communication is an Embodies Act"

Communication acts in animals are without exception acts of movement.  They may be mono-modal or multi-modal gestures with regard to their sensori-motor origins and interpretation or perception.  Many/most social signals are repetitive and the level of specificity depends on the sequencing of elements within communication gestsures, especially if they are multimodal signals.  While my talk will focus on our neuroethological work in insects and spiders, the implications are phylogenetically general.