biosemiotics

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biosemiotics

An interdisciplinary science that studies communication and signalling in living systems.
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In "The Systemic Approach, Biosemiotic Theory, and Ecocide in Australia"
As Ralph argues, Wheeler's implicit claim is that biosemiotic language, which humans share with other biological beings, connects human animals and nonhuman animals on moral and affective grounds.
The understanding that all living systems are semiotic allows us to understand more clearly that human semiosis--natural in scents and some expressions, gestures and symptoms, naturo-cultural in other gestures and symptoms, verbal and nonverbal in culture--is an evolutionary development from biosemiotic nature.
Attentiveness and responsiveness are key elements in biosemiotic encounters to which ecocritical theory can attune us as readers.
Topics include a review of trait meta-mood research; the effects of perception on mode choice; psychology of the child with rheumatic disease; modulation of ongoing and cognitive behaviors of distributed neural networks through tonic- and phasic-release of norepinephrine; assessment of instructional effectiveness of Internet activities for enhancing course content at institutional and intra-personal levels of analysis; a comparative neuropsychological approach to cognitive assessment in clinical populations; forensic old age psychiatry; smoking and psychosocial health among adolescents; evolutionary psychology, social construction, and a biosemiotic proposal for symmetry; and the influence of body weight and shape in determining female and male physical attractiveness.
For example, the concept of redundance is considered in linguistic studies of the utterance, in text semiotics as well as in biosemiotic studies of the genetic code.
Sebeok cites Vernadsky directly in the context of his biosemiotics, or global semiotics, or semiotics of life.
Among the topics are biology is immature biosemiotics, the semiotics of emergent levels of life, a biosemiotic perspective on the multitrophic plant-herbivore-parasitoid-pathogen system, semiosphere is the relational biosphere, and a roundtable on (mis)understanding of biosemiotics.
The official publication of the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies, the new title is targeted to a wide range of professionals in disciplines ranging from social semiotics to community ecology, communication science and artificial intelligence.
The work creates a visual analogue of human language, something "like" it, that reattaches language not only to a particular cultural evolution but also to the biosemiotic background from which it emerged.
The author also uses technical approaches such as mimetic and biosemiotic theory and body performance poetics to analyze comparisons between the two art forms.
Relying on Wheeler's argument that humans as a species are related morally and affectively to members of other species because of their shared biosemiotic languages, I argue that this view as it is made in the arts hardly has been recognized as such because of the overemphasis on humans' "articulate language.