Symmetry Breaking on Density in Escaping Ants: Experiment and Alarm Pheromone Model

@inproceedings{Li2014SymmetryBO,
  title={Symmetry Breaking on Density in Escaping Ants: Experiment and Alarm Pheromone Model},
  author={Geng Li and Di Huan and Bertrand M. Roehner and Yijuan Xu and Ling Zeng and Zengru Di and Zhangang Han},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
The symmetry breaking observed in nature is fascinating. This symmetry breaking is observed in both human crowds and ant colonies. In such cases, when escaping from a closed space with two symmetrically located exits, one exit is used more often than the other. Group size and density have been reported as having no significant impact on symmetry breaking, and the alignment rule has been used to model symmetry breaking. Density usually plays important roles in collective behavior. However… CONTINUE READING

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