Flexibility of collective decision making during house hunting in Temnothorax ants

@article{Sasaki2015FlexibilityOC,
  title={Flexibility of collective decision making during house hunting in Temnothorax ants},
  author={Takao Sasaki and Blake David Colling and Anne Sonnenschein and May M Boggess and Stephen C Pratt},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={69},
  pages={707-714}
}
Many social animals cooperatively process information during decision making, allowing them to concentrate on the best of several options. However, positive feedback created by information sharing can also lock the group into a suboptimal outcome if option quality changes over time. This creates a trade-off between consensus and flexibility, whose resolution depends on the information-sharing mechanisms groups employ. We investigated the influence of communication behavior on decision… CONTINUE READING
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