SICB Annual Meeting 2021
January 3-7, 2021
Washington, DC

Symposium: S6. Spatiotemporal dynamics of animal communication

An animal’s position in space and time determines its ability to collect information about the world around it. These spatiotemporal concerns are of particular importance to animals engaged in communication with each other: the relative spatial positioning of sender and receiver over time can help to optimize information exchange or hamper it because sensory systems and the signals that stimulate them are often highly directional.

To understand how spatiotemporal dynamics are coordinated by participants in a communication system and how these dynamics shape evolution, this symposium addresses biomechanical, neurophysiological, and ecological constraints on display performance, navigation, and orientation towards receivers. We further consider receiver encoding of complex signals and how these factors impact success in communication and the associated decision-making, from neurobiological, cognitive, and philosophical perspectives. We leverage machine learning and social network tools to characterize spatiotemporal dynamics of interactions. Our symposium integrates cross-disciplinary perspectives to open exciting new avenues of inquiry that should pay dividends across these fields and beyond.

Sponsors: DEE, DCB, DIZ, DNNSB, and DAB, NSF (#IOS-2010768)

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S6-1 Tue Jan 5, 10:15 Hoke, KL*; Hensley, NM; Kanwal, JK; Wasserman, SM; Morehouse, NI: Introduction to the symposium: Spatiotemporal dynamics of animal communication

S6-2 Tue Jan 5, 10:30 Datta, SR: Defining neural principles underlying naturalistic behavior through Motion Sequencing

S6-3 Tue Jan 5, 11:00 Vo-Doan, TT; Straw, AD*: Videography using a fast lock on, gimbal-mounted tracking camera to study animal communication

S6-4 Tue Jan 5, 11:30 Mathis, A: Deep learning tools for the analysis of movement, identity and behavior

S6-5 Tue Jan 5, 14:00 Symes, LB*; Madhusudhana, S; Martinson, SJ; Kernan, CE; ter Hofstede, HM: Sexual selection, natural selection, and artificial intelligence: Implementing technological advances to understand variation in signaling behavior

S6-6 Tue Jan 5, 14:30 Sung, JY*; Harris, OK; Hensley, NM; Chemero, AP; Morehouse, NI: Beyond cognitive templates

S6-7 Tue Jan 5, 15:00 Echeverri, S; Miller, AE; Chen, J; McQueen, E; Plakke, M; Spicer, M; Hoke, KL; Morehouse, NI*: How signaling geometry shapes the efficacy and evolution of animal communication systems

S6-8 Tue Jan 5, 16:00 Stoddard, MC*; Hogan, BG: Spatiotemporal dynamics of a hummingbird courtship dive

S6-9 Tue Jan 5, 16:30 Logsdon, RM; Krakauer, AH; Hylback, A; Mitchell, K; Dryer, B; Forbey, JS; Patricelli, GL*: Social information use in greater sage-grouse in response to habitat structure and social network

S6-10 Tue Jan 5, 17:00 Mongeau, JM: Orientation control via spatiotemporal integration in fly flight

S6-11 Tue Jan 5, 18:00 Reichert, MS*; Carlson, NV; Enriquez, MS; Raja, SV: Signals, space and time: Exploring the spatiotemporal dimension of animal communication networks

S6-12 Tue Jan 5, 18:30 Kanwal, J; Davila, K; Frazer, R; Givens, M; Castro Perez, DL; Turner, G; Coddington, E: Internal state: bidirectional brain-body axes of communication

S6-13 Tue Jan 5, 19:00 Zornik, E*; Barkan, CL; Descant, KD; Lloyd-Burchett, P; Leininger, EC: Everything in modulation: neuromodulators as keys to understanding behavioral dynamics