An agent simulation study of optimal foraging: the ideal free distribution with individual scalar expectancies

@inproceedings{Magnotti2010AnAS,
  title={An agent simulation study of optimal foraging: the ideal free distribution with individual scalar expectancies},
  author={John F. Magnotti and Levent Yilmaz},
  booktitle={SpringSim},
  year={2010}
}
Agents that forage in groups must handle the problem of resource sharing. In this study, we present a selective overview of group and individual foraging behavior and propose an agent-based model to unify these methodologies, enabling the exploration of plausible causal mechanisms and novel hypothesis generation. Despite its place in behavioral science, little work has been done with the generalized matching equation as it pertains to simulation work. Our model uses psychologically plausible… CONTINUE READING

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