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Chimeras and ConsciousnessEvolution of the Sensory Self$
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Lynn Margulis, Celeste A. Asikainen, and Wolfgang E. Krumbein

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015394

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.001.0001

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“I Know Who You Are; I Know Where You Live”

“I Know Who You Are; I Know Where You Live”

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Chimeras and Consciousness

Judith Masters

The MIT Press

This chapter associates chimeras and consciousness in yet another way by showing how acoustic and olfactory signals are used in primate troops and families for tracking and communication. It follows jungle primates that keep track of one another in dispersed social networks. It describes some of the findings regarding the olfactory and auditory signals emitted by greater galagos (Otolemur), the largest of the African bushbabies. This chapter reveals that the signals encode at least two levels of information: species and individual identity. It also shows that mate recognition takes place well in advance of mating.

Keywords:   chimeras, consciousness, mating, social networks, Otolemur, galagos, olfactory signals, auditory signals

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