Publications on animal communication and cognition

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R., Lusseau, D. & McCowan, B. (2016). Parallels of human language in the behavior of bottlenose dolphins.
[ e-print ]

Gustison, M.L, Semple, S., Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. & Bergman, T. J.  (2016). Gelada vocal sequences follow Menzerath’s linguistic law.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 113 (19), E2750-E2758.
[ cover, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1522072113 ]

Hernández-Fernández, A. & Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2016). The infochemical core. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, in press.
[ doi: 10.1080/09296174.2016.1142323 ]

Kershenbaum, A., Blumstein, D. T. & Roch, M. A. et al (2016). Acoustic sequences in non-human animals: A tutorial review and prospectus. Biological Reviews 91 (1), 13–52.
[ doi: 10.1111/brv.12160 ]

Semple, S., Ferrer-i-Cancho, R., Bergman, T., Hsu, M., Agoramoorthy, G. & Gustison, M. (2015). Linguistic laws in primate vocal communication. Proceedings of the 6th European Federation for Primatology Meeting, XXII Italian Association of Primatology Congress Rome, Italy, August 25-28.
Folia Primatologica 86, 357.
[ doi: 10.1159/000435825 ]

Semple, S., Hsu, M. J., Agoramoorthy, G., Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2013). The law of brevity in macaque vocal communication is not an artifact of analyzing mean call durations. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics 20 (3), 209-217.
[ 10.1080/09296174.2013.799917 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R., Hernández-Fernández, A., Lusseau, D., Agoramoorthy, G., Hsu, M. J. & Semple, S. (2013). Compression as a universal principle of animal behavior. Cognitive Science 37 (8), 1565–1578.
[ 10.1111/cogs.12061, e-print ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. & Hernández-Fernández, A. (2013). The failure of the law of brevity in two New World primates. Statistical caveats. Glottotheory 4 (1), 45-55.
[ doi: 10.524/glot.2013.0004 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. & McCowan, B. (2012). The span of correlations in dolphin whistle sequences. Journal of Statistical Mechanics, P06002.
[ doi: 10.1088/1742-5468/2012/06/P06002 ]

Catalan Ferrer i Cancho, R. (2010). Què  tenen en comú els dofins del fiords de Nova Zelanda i els macacos de Taiwan? Revista Nodes (Butlletí de l'Associació Catalana d'Intel·ligència Artificial) 46, 16-17.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. & McCowan, B. (2009). A law of word meaning in dolphin whistle types. Entropy 11 (4), 688-701.
[ doi: 10.3390/e11040688 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. & Lusseau, D. (2009). Efficient coding in dolphin surface behavioral patterns. Complexity 14 (5), 23-25.
[ doi: 10.1002/cplx.20266 ]

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Ferrer i Cancho, R. and Lusseau, D. (2006). Long-term correlations in the surface behavior of dolphins. Europhysics Letters 74, 1095-1101.
doi: 10.1209/epl/i2005-10596-9 ]