Researchers discover that information processing in animal groups occurs not only in the brains of animals but also in their social network. In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team of scientists including Iain Couzin provides evidence of information processing occurring in the physical structure of animal groups.
Damien Farine from the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour nabs prestigious European grant for early career researchers to support work on understanding leadership and consensus decision-making in animal societies.
ICARUS has been switched on: The animal observation system on the International Space Station (ISS) entered its test phase today, 10 July 2019, and is set to open up major opportunities for global tracking of animal collectives and make important advancements to our understanding of collective sensing and intelligence.
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