Modeling the Emergence of Modular Leadership Hierarchy During the Collective Motion of Herds Made of Harems

  title={Modeling the Emergence of Modular Leadership Hierarchy During the Collective Motion of Herds Made of Harems},
  author={Katalin Ozog{\'a}ny and Tam{\'a}s Vicsek},
  journal={Journal of Statistical Physics},
Gregarious animals need to make collective decisions in order to keep their cohesiveness. Several species of them live in multilevel societies, and form herds composed of smaller communities. We present a model for the development of a leadership hierarchy in a herd consisting of loosely connected sub-groups (e.g. harems) by combining self organization and social dynamics. It starts from unfamiliar individuals without relationships and reproduces the emergence of a hierarchical and modular… 

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