All entries for Friday 16 January 2009
January 16, 2009
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/why_you_cant/
Scientists have developed a mathematical model of the mating game to help explain why courtship is often protracted. The study, by researchers at the University of Warwick, UCL (University College London) and LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science), shows that extended courtship enables a male to signal his suitability to a female and enables the female to screen out the male if he is unsuitable as a mate.