Flocking in complex environments—Attention trade-offs in collective information processing

  title={Flocking in complex environments—Attention trade-offs in collective information processing},
  author={P. Rahmani and F. Peruani and P. Romanczuk},
  journal={PLoS Computational Biology},
The ability of biological and artificial collectives to outperform solitary individuals in a wide variety of tasks depends crucially on the efficient processing of social and environmental information at the level of the collective. Here, we model collective behavior in complex environments with many potentially distracting cues. Counter-intuitively, large-scale coordination in such environments can be maximized by strongly limiting the cognitive capacity of individuals, where due to self… Expand
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