New paper in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: Multilevel rhythms in multimodal communication by Wim Pouw, Shannon Proksch, Linda Drijvers, Marco Gamba, Judith Holler, Christopher Kello, Rebecca S. Schaefer and Geraint A. Wiggins
In the present article which is part of the theme issue ‘Synchrony and rhythm interaction: from the brain to behavioural ecology’ authors Wim Pouw, Shannon Proksch, Linda Drijvers, Marco Gamba, Judith Holler, Christopher Kello, Rebecca S. Schaefer and Geraint A. Wiggins focus on the now widely accepted notion that animal communication is multimodal and can be structured simultaneously or sequentially. Authors highlight that the fields contributing to the research on multimodal communication remain varied and disconnected considering their focus on a particular level of description or their particular interest in human- versus non-human animals. In the present article authors review a broad range of cross-species findings for three levels of description (brain, body, and social interaction). The authors conclude based on the independent discussion of different levels of description that the real challenge lies in uncovering how these different levels interconnect.
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