Vincent M Janik

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Affiliation: University of St Andrews
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Play in dolphins
    Vincent M Janik
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Fife KY16 8LB, UK Electronic address
    Curr Biol 25:R7-8. 2015
  2. doi request reprint Communication in bottlenose dolphins: 50 years of signature whistle research
    Vincent M Janik
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8LB, UK
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 199:479-89. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Cognitive skills in bottlenose dolphin communication
    Vincent M Janik
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Fife KY16 8LB, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 17:157-9. 2013
  4. pmc Signature whistle shape conveys identity information to bottlenose dolphins
    V M Janik
    Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution and Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Fife KY16 8LB, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:8293-7. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Call usage learning in gray seals (Halichoerus grypus)
    Ari D Shapiro
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom
    J Comp Psychol 118:447-54. 2004
  6. pmc Bottlenose dolphins can use learned vocal labels to address each other
    Stephanie L King
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 8LB, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:13216-21. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Aversiveness of sounds in phocid seals: psycho-physiological factors, learning processes and motivation
    Thomas Gotz
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8LB, UK
    J Exp Biol 213:1536-48. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint The animal cultures debate
    Kevin N Laland
    Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Queen s Terrace, St Andrews, Fife, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:542-7. 2006
  9. pmc Bottlenose dolphins exchange signature whistles when meeting at sea
    Nicola J Quick
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 8LB, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:2539-45. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Multiple-Pulse Sounds and Seals: Results of a Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) Telemetry Study During Wind Farm Construction
    Gordon D Hastie
    Sea Mammal Research Unit SMRU, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, St Andrews Fife, KY16 8LB, UK
    Adv Exp Med Biol 875:425-30. 2016

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Publications22

  1. doi request reprint Play in dolphins
    Vincent M Janik
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Fife KY16 8LB, UK Electronic address
    Curr Biol 25:R7-8. 2015
    ..In this Quick guide Vincent Janik summarises what we know about fun and play in dolphins. ..
  2. doi request reprint Communication in bottlenose dolphins: 50 years of signature whistle research
    Vincent M Janik
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8LB, UK
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 199:479-89. 2013
    ..We show how these signals stand out amongst recognition calls in animals and how they contribute to our understanding of complexity in animal communication...
  3. doi request reprint Cognitive skills in bottlenose dolphin communication
    Vincent M Janik
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Fife KY16 8LB, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 17:157-9. 2013
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  4. pmc Signature whistle shape conveys identity information to bottlenose dolphins
    V M Janik
    Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution and Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Fife KY16 8LB, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:8293-7. 2006
    ..Thus, dolphins are the only animals other than humans that have been shown to transmit identity information independent of the caller's voice or location...
  5. ncbi request reprint Call usage learning in gray seals (Halichoerus grypus)
    Ari D Shapiro
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom
    J Comp Psychol 118:447-54. 2004
    ..However, novel moan and growl stimuli tended to elicit growls. This casts doubt on the possibility that gray seals can reach the 4th level, but it demonstrates that they are capable of the first 3 levels of usage learning...
  6. pmc Bottlenose dolphins can use learned vocal labels to address each other
    Stephanie L King
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 8LB, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:13216-21. 2013
    ..Bottlenose dolphins therefore appear to be unique as nonhuman mammals to use learned signals as individually specific labels for different social companions in their own natural communication system. ..
  7. doi request reprint Aversiveness of sounds in phocid seals: psycho-physiological factors, learning processes and motivation
    Thomas Gotz
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8LB, UK
    J Exp Biol 213:1536-48. 2010
    ..Our results highlight the importance of considering the effects of acoustic parameters other than the received level as well as animal motivation and previous experience when assessing the impacts of anthropogenic noise on animals...
  8. ncbi request reprint The animal cultures debate
    Kevin N Laland
    Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Queen s Terrace, St Andrews, Fife, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:542-7. 2006
    ..Here we suggest that, rather than attributing behaviour to explanatory categories, researchers would often be better advised to partition variance in behaviour to alternative sources...
  9. pmc Bottlenose dolphins exchange signature whistles when meeting at sea
    Nicola J Quick
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 8LB, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:2539-45. 2012
    ..The data show that signature whistle exchanges are a significant part of a greeting sequence that allows dolphins to identify conspecifics when encountering them in the wild...
  10. doi request reprint Multiple-Pulse Sounds and Seals: Results of a Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) Telemetry Study During Wind Farm Construction
    Gordon D Hastie
    Sea Mammal Research Unit SMRU, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, St Andrews Fife, KY16 8LB, UK
    Adv Exp Med Biol 875:425-30. 2016
    ..65 to 46.1 km. Furthermore, the maximum predicted received levels (RLs) at individual seals varied between 146.9 and 169.4 dB re 1 μPa peak to peak. ..
  11. pmc Vocal copying of individually distinctive signature whistles in bottlenose dolphins
    Stephanie L King
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20130053. 2013
    ..This use of vocal copying is similar to its use in human language, where the maintenance of social bonds appears to be more important than the immediate defence of resources...
  12. doi request reprint Behavioral responses by grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) to high frequency sonar
    Gordon D Hastie
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, Fife KY 16 8LB, United Kingdom SMRU Marine, New Technology Centre, North Haugh, St Andrews KY 16 9SR, United Kingdom Electronic address
    Mar Pollut Bull 79:205-10. 2014
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  13. ncbi request reprint Understanding culture across species
    Richard W Byrne
    Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution, and Scottish Primate Research Group, School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9JU, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 8:341-6. 2004
    ..Exploring six views of culture, this article highlights the fundamental contrast of whether culture evolves as a by-product of cumulative change in cognitive mechanisms, or whether it is actively selected for its advantages...
  14. pmc Repeated elicitation of the acoustic startle reflex leads to sensitisation in subsequent avoidance behaviour and induces fear conditioning
    Thomas Gotz
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Fife, UK
    BMC Neurosci 12:30. 2011
    ..In this study we investigate the follow-up behaviour associated with the startle reflex in wild-captured animals using an experimental setup that allows individuals to exhibit avoidance behaviour...
  15. ncbi request reprint A gray seal's (Halichoerus grypus) responses to experimenter-given pointing and directional cues
    Ari D Shapiro
    School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom
    J Comp Psychol 117:355-62. 2003
    ..Like many animals in similar studies, this gray seal probably did not understand the referential character of these gestures but rather used signal generalization and experience from initial operant conditioning to solve these tasks...
  16. doi request reprint Whistle vocalizations of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) inhabiting the south-west Indian Ocean
    Tess Gridley
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8LB, United Kingdom
    J Acoust Soc Am 132:4032-40. 2012
    ..Comparisons within the genus showed that T. aduncus from the SWIO have amongst the lowest start and minimum frequency of whistles within Tursiops...
  17. doi request reprint Whistle rates of wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): influences of group size and behavior
    Nicola J Quick
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
    J Comp Psychol 122:305-11. 2008
    ..Our results show that although bottlenose dolphins whistle more in social situations they also decrease vocal output in large groups where the potential for signal masking by other dolphin whistles increases...
  18. doi request reprint Can a gray seal (Halichoerus grypus) generalize call classes?
    Amanda L Stansbury
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews
    J Comp Psychol 129:412-20. 2015
    ..These data suggest that the seal could have gained information about both call type and caller identity using frequency cues...
  19. doi request reprint Come dine with me: food-associated social signalling in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)
    Stephanie L King
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8LB, UK
    Anim Cogn 18:969-74. 2015
    ..We suggest that animals are sharing additional information on the food patch itself with their social affiliates. ..
  20. doi request reprint Potential Uses of Anthropogenic Noise as a Source of Information in Animal Sensory and Communication Systems
    Amanda Stansbury
    Sea Mammal Research Unit SMRU, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8LB, UK
    Adv Exp Med Biol 875:1105-11. 2016
    ..Although the disadvantages of noise pollution will likely outweigh any positive effects, it is important to acknowledge that such changes may benefit some species. ..
  21. pmc Grey seals use anthropogenic signals from acoustic tags to locate fish: evidence from a simulated foraging task
    Amanda L Stansbury
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Fife KY16 8LB, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 282:20141595. 2015
    ..During these controls, the acoustically tagged box was generally found significantly faster than the control box. Our results show that animals learn to use information provided by anthropogenic signals to enhance foraging success. ..
  22. ncbi request reprint Marine mammals trace anthropogenic structures at sea
    Deborah J F Russell
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8LB, UK Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9LZ, UK Electronic address
    Curr Biol 24:R638-9. 2014
    ..Using state-space models, we infer that these animals are using structures to forage. We highlight the ecological consequences of such behaviour, at a time of unprecedented developments in marine infrastructure. ..