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Convergence of calls as animals form social bonds, active compensation for noisy communication channels, and the evolution of vocal learning in mammals

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Convergence of calls as animals form social bonds, active compensation for noisy communication channels, and the evolution of vocal learning in mammals. / Tyack, Peter L.

In: Journal of Comparative Psychology, Vol. 122, No. 3, 08.2008, p. 319-331.

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Tyack, PL 2008, 'Convergence of calls as animals form social bonds, active compensation for noisy communication channels, and the evolution of vocal learning in mammals', Journal of Comparative Psychology, vol. 122, no. 3, pp. 319-331. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0013087

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Tyack, P. L. (2008). Convergence of calls as animals form social bonds, active compensation for noisy communication channels, and the evolution of vocal learning in mammals. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 122(3), 319-331. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0013087

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Tyack PL. Convergence of calls as animals form social bonds, active compensation for noisy communication channels, and the evolution of vocal learning in mammals. Journal of Comparative Psychology. 2008 Aug;122(3):319-331. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0013087

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Tyack, Peter L. / Convergence of calls as animals form social bonds, active compensation for noisy communication channels, and the evolution of vocal learning in mammals. In: Journal of Comparative Psychology. 2008 ; Vol. 122, No. 3. pp. 319-331.

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