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Cannibalistic Hordes!


From Democratic Consensus to Cannibalistic Hordes:

The Principles of Collective Behavior


Lecture by Iain Couzin



Collective behavior, human choices & evolution...  This should be interesting for both the collectivists and the individualists....



"Why do billions of locusts suddenly break into motion? How do ants carry heavy loads and march with orderly precision along densely packed trails?  How do flocks of birds and schools of fish select their navigators? And how do we—humans—make decisions as citizens, drivers, and numerous other social situations? Iain Couzin, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton, has made major contributions to understanding the dynamics and evolution of collective animal behavior."


Free and open to the public, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Free parking available in the 52 Oxford Street garage.

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  • Jim

    I found the lecture very interesting and it answered some questions i always had about why some birds, fish, etc. cluster and move about like they do.

    February 29, 2012

  • Jim B

    This we'll be a well attended event. So grab a seat if you don't see me.
    I'll wait outside for a bit before hand, and then try to save some seats.
    I'm wearing a white turtle neck, dark blue jacket, and may have a LED meetup sign.

    If there is some interest, we may go out afterward to discuss.

    February 28, 2012

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