Decision versus compromise for animal groups in motion.

  title={Decision versus compromise for animal groups in motion.},
  author={Naomi Ehrich Leonard and Tian Shen and Benjamin Nabet and Luca Scardovi and Iain D. Couzin and Simon A. Levin},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={109 1},
Previously, we showed using a computational agent-based model that a group of animals moving together can make a collective decision on direction of motion, even if there is a conflict between the directional preferences of two small subgroups of "informed" individuals and the remaining "uninformed" individuals have no directional preference. The model requires no explicit signaling or identification of informed individuals; individuals merely adjust their steering in response to socially… CONTINUE READING
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