Forum:Swarm Cognition and Ethology
Swarm Cognition studies can contribute to Ethology by exploiting models of cognitive behaviour studied for instance in psychology and neuroscience, and adapting them to collective behaviours. This is the case of the work of Marshall et al., in which a model of the nest site selection was found to be compatible with decision-making diffusion models..
What is the expected outcome of cross-fertilisation between Swarm Cognition and Ethology? How can Swarm Cognition models contribute to shed light on the mechanisms of collective behaviour and on its evolution?
- ↑ Marshall, J.A.R., Bogacz, R., Dornhaus, A., Planqué, R., Kovacs, T., Franks, N.R.: On optimal decision-making in brains and social insect colonies. Journal of the Royal Society Interface (2009) In press
- ↑ Ratcliff, R., Smith, P.L.: A comparison of sequential sampling models for two-choice reaction time. Psychological Review 111 (2004) 333-367