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Sexual signalling in an artificial population: When does the handicap principle work?

Noble, J. (1999) Sexual signalling in an artificial population: When does the handicap principle work? In: Advances in artificial life : 5th European Conference, ECAL'99, Lausanne, Switzerland, September, 1999 : proceedings. Lecture Notes in Artifical Intelligence (1674). Springer Verlag , Berlin , pp. 644-653. ISBN 3540664521

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Abstract

Males may use sexual displays to signal their quality to females; the handicap principle provides a mechanism that could enforce honesty in such cases. Iwasa et al. model the signalling of inherited male quality, and distinguish between three variants of the handicap principle: pure epistasis, conditional, and revealing They argue that only the second and third will work. An evolutionary simulation is presented in which all three variants function under certain conditions; the assumptions made by Iwasa et al. are questioned.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: This is an author produced version of a paper published in Advances in artificial life : 5th European Conference, ECAL'99.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Computing (Leeds)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 17:53
Status: Published
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1283

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