Papers on animal communication, female extra-pair copulations and human tears

Oren Hasson


Bait-fishing crows


Animal Signals


Hasson's Publications

Amplifiers: Refs


Letters to JMS:

1. July 18, 2000

2. Aug 21, 2000

JMS' Conclusion



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Hasson, O. and Stone, L. 2011. Why do females have so few extrapair offspring? Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 65:513-523. This contribution is part of the Special Issue on 'Mathematical Models in Ecology and Evolution: Darwin 2000'.

Hasson, O. 2009. Emotional tears as biological signals. Evolutionary Psychology 7:363-370.

Hasson, O. and Stone, L. 2009. Male infertility, female fertility and extrapair copulations. Biological Reviews 84: 225-244.

Hasson, O. and Rössler, Y.  2002. Character-specific homeostasis dominates fluctuating asymmetries in the medfly, Ceratitis capitata.  Florida Entomologist 85: 73-82.

Taylor, P.W., Hasson, O. and D.L. Clark 2000 Body postures and patterns as amplifiers of physical condition.  Proceeding of the Royal Society, London, Series B. 267: 917-922.

Taylor, P.W., Hasson, O. & Clark, D.L. 2001. Initiation and resolution of jumping spider contests: roles for size, proximity and early detection of rivals. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 50: 403-413.

Hasson, O. 2000 Knowledge, information, biases and signal assemblages.  In: Espmark, Y., Amundsen, T. & Rosenqvist, G. (Eds.), Animal Signals. Signalling and Signal Design in Animal Communication, pp 445-463. The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters. The Foundation of Tapir Publishers, Trondheim, Norway. 

Hasson, O.  1997. Towards a general model of biological signaling.  Journal of Theoretical Biology, 185:139-156. 

Hasson, O. 1994. Cheating signals. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 167:223‑238. 

Vega‑Redondo F. and O. Hasson, 1993. A game‑theoretic model of predator‑prey signaling. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 162:309‑319.

Hasson O., D. Cohen and A. Shmida, 1992. Providing or hiding information: on the evolution of amplifiers and attenuators of perceived quality differences. Acta Biotheoretica, 40:269-283.

Hasson O., 1991. Pursuit-Deterrent Signals: the communication between two unlikely partners, prey and their predators. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 6:325-329.

 Hasson O., 1991. Sexual displays as amplifiers: practical examples with an emphasis on feather decorations. Behavioral Ecology, 2:189-197.

 Hasson O. 1990. The role of amplifiers in sexual selection: an integration of the amplifying and the Fisherian mechanisms. Evolutionary Ecology, 4:277-289.

 Michod R.E. and O. Hasson. 1990. On the evolution of reliable indicators of fitness. The American Naturalist, 135:788-808.

Hasson O. 1989. The effect of uncertainty on the relationship between the frequency of warning signals and prey density. Theoretical Population Biology, 36:241-250.

Hasson O., R. Hibbard and G. Ceballos, 1989. The pursuit deterrent function of tail‑wagging of the zebra‑tailed lizard Callisaurus draconoides. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 67:1203-1209.

Hasson O. 1989. Amplifiers and the handicap principle in sexual selection: a different emphasis. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, Series B., 235:383-406. 

Nur N. and Hasson O. 1984. Phenotypic plasticity and the handicap principle. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 110:275‑297.