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Solid lines represent innate associations, while dashed lines represent associations that are learned. ing alarm call (a coughing sound) is innately speciﬁed. The association between a danger category and the precise nature of the perceptual stimulus that represents it is learned. The plasticity in the system involves perception, rather than communication. What is the reason for this plasticity? It may give some ﬂexibility in the class of predators an alarm call can refer to. Perhaps more likely, however, is the possibility that the plasticity only exists because it isn’t feasible to genetically encode the precise perceptual description of a predator.
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Linguistic evolution through language acquisition: Formal and computational models by Ted Briscoe (Editor)