Communication Goes Multimodal

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Science  26 Feb 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5406, pp. 1272-1273
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5406.1272

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Communication depends on the simultaneous receipt of multiple sensory stimuli. The Perspective by Partan and Marler in this week's issue postulates a new classification system for multimodal sensory signals. Combinations of sensory signals are classified according to the behavioral responses they elicit.