This swarming behavior results from local interactions between individual entities that lead to collective intelligence and emergent group behavior (Couzin
and Krause 2003).
The research could help explain how large groups of animals balance cost and benefit, about which little is known, relates Iain Couzin
, a Princeton visiting senior research scholar in ecology and evolutionary biology, and director of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and chair of biodiversity and collective behavior at Germany's University of Konstanz.
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It should be pointed out that the hypothesis of direction indicator (nonsense orientation) does not try to compete with complex models explaining coordinated synchronized movement and direction changes in swarms and flocks of insects, fish or birds (Couzin
et al., "From disorder to order in marching locusts," Science, vol.
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Peer review pipelines are already facing an exploding number of journal article submissions and grant applications (Miller and Couzin
Monosyllabic has an electronic howl as singer/guitarist Calum Couzin
sings: "I never fail, I never lose."