Group movement decisions in capuchin monkeys : the utility of an experimental study and a mathematical model to explore the relationship between individual and collective behaviours

@inproceedings{Meunier2006GroupMD,
  title={Group movement decisions in capuchin monkeys : the utility of an experimental study and a mathematical model to explore the relationship between individual and collective behaviours},
  author={Helene F. Meunier and J.-B. Leca and J. L. Deneubourg and Odile Petit},
  year={2006}
}
In primate groups, collective movements are typically described as processes dependent on leadership mechanisms. However, in some species, decision-making includes negotiations and distributed leadership. These facts suggest that simple underlying processes may explain certain decision mechanisms during collective movements. To study such processes, we have designed experiments on white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) during which we provoked collective movements involving a binary… CONTINUE READING