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    • Compression as a universal principle of animal behavior 

      Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Hernández Fernández, Antonio; Lusseau, David; Agoramoorthy, Govindasamy; Hsu, Minna J.; Semple, Stuart (Wiley, 2013)
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      A key aim in biology and psychology is to identify fundamental principles underpinning the behavior of animals, including humans. Analyses of human language and the behavior of a range of non-human animal species have ...
    • Efficient coding in dolphin surface behavioral patterns 

      Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Lusseau, David (2009-05)
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      We show that the law of brevity, i.e. the tendency of words to shorten as their frequency increases, is also found in dolphin surface behavioral patterns. As far as we know, this is the first evidence of the law in another ...
    • Long-term correlations in the surface behavior of dolphins 

      Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Lusseau, David (2006-05)
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      Here we study the sequences of surface behavioral patterns of dolphins (Tursiops sp.) and find long-term correlations. We show that the long-term correlations are not of a trivial nature, i.e. they cannot be explained by ...