Iain D Couzin

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Affiliation: Princeton University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Self-organized lane formation and optimized traffic flow in army ants
    I D Couzin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 270:139-46. 2003
  2. doi Uninformed individuals promote democratic consensus in animal groups
    Iain D Couzin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Science 334:1578-80. 2011
  3. doi Collective cognition in animal groups
    Iain D Couzin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 13:36-43. 2009
  4. doi Emergent sensing of complex environments by mobile animal groups
    Andrew Berdahl
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Science 339:574-6. 2013
  5. pmc Collective states, multistability and transitional behavior in schooling fish
    Kolbjørn Tunstrøm
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
    PLoS Comput Biol 9:e1002915. 2013
  6. ncbi Collective dynamics of self-propelled particles with variable speed
    Shradha Mishra
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 86:011901. 2012
  7. pmc Stability and responsiveness in a self-organized living architecture
    Simon Garnier
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
    PLoS Comput Biol 9:e1002984. 2013
  8. pmc Decision versus compromise for animal groups in motion
    Naomi E Leonard
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:227-32. 2012
  9. pmc Specialization and evolutionary branching within migratory populations
    Colin J Torney
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:20394-9. 2010
  10. pmc The influence of emotional facial expressions on gaze-following in grouped and solitary pedestrians
    Andrew C Gallup
    1 Psychology Department, SUNY College at Oneonta, USA 2 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, USA
    Sci Rep 4:5794. 2014

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Publications24

  1. pmc Self-organized lane formation and optimized traffic flow in army ants
    I D Couzin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 270:139-46. 2003
    ..The model explores the influences of turning rates and local perception on traffic flow. The behaviour of real army ants is such that they occupy the specific region of parameter space in which lanes form and traffic flow is maximized...
  2. doi Uninformed individuals promote democratic consensus in animal groups
    Iain D Couzin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Science 334:1578-80. 2011
    ..Our results emphasize the role of uninformed individuals in achieving democratic consensus amid internal group conflict and informational constraints...
  3. doi Collective cognition in animal groups
    Iain D Couzin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 13:36-43. 2009
    ..It is proposed that important commonalities exist with the understanding of neuronal processes and that much could be learned by considering collective animal behavior in the framework of cognitive science...
  4. doi Emergent sensing of complex environments by mobile animal groups
    Andrew Berdahl
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Science 339:574-6. 2013
    ..This distributed sensing requires only rudimentary cognition and thus could be widespread across biological taxa, in addition to being appropriate and cost-effective for robotic agents...
  5. pmc Collective states, multistability and transitional behavior in schooling fish
    Kolbjørn Tunstrøm
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
    PLoS Comput Biol 9:e1002915. 2013
    ..Our study allows us to relate theoretical and empirical understanding of animal group behavior and emphasizes dynamic changes in the structure of such groups...
  6. ncbi Collective dynamics of self-propelled particles with variable speed
    Shradha Mishra
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 86:011901. 2012
    ..We argue that the mechanism responsible for this regime could be present in a wide range of collective motion dynamics...
  7. pmc Stability and responsiveness in a self-organized living architecture
    Simon Garnier
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
    PLoS Comput Biol 9:e1002984. 2013
    ..Our study demonstrates the importance of robust and adaptive modular architecture to efficient traffic organisation and reveals general principles regarding the regulation of form in biological self-assemblies...
  8. pmc Decision versus compromise for animal groups in motion
    Naomi E Leonard
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:227-32. 2012
    ..Significantly, we show that the likelihood of a collective decision increases with increasing numbers of uninformed individuals...
  9. pmc Specialization and evolutionary branching within migratory populations
    Colin J Torney
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:20394-9. 2010
    ..The branching process is classified using the techniques of adaptive dynamics...
  10. pmc The influence of emotional facial expressions on gaze-following in grouped and solitary pedestrians
    Andrew C Gallup
    1 Psychology Department, SUNY College at Oneonta, USA 2 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, USA
    Sci Rep 4:5794. 2014
    ..This modulation of visual attention dependent on whether pedestrians are in social aggregates may be important to drive adaptive exploitation of social information, and particularly emotional stimuli within natural contexts. ..
  11. doi Visual sensory networks and effective information transfer in animal groups
    Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Curr Biol 23:R709-11. 2013
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  12. pmc Both information and social cohesion determine collective decisions in animal groups
    Noam Miller
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:5263-8. 2013
    ..Our results demonstrate the importance of integrating informational with other social considerations when explaining the collective capabilities of group-living animals...
  13. pmc The directional flow of visual information transfer between pedestrians
    Andrew C Gallup
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Biol Lett 8:520-2. 2012
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  14. ncbi Effective leadership and decision-making in animal groups on the move
    Iain D Couzin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    Nature 433:513-6. 2005
    ..Our model provides new insights into the mechanisms of effective leadership and decision-making in biological systems...
  15. pmc Signalling and the evolution of cooperative foraging in dynamic environments
    Colin J Torney
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
    PLoS Comput Biol 7:e1002194. 2011
    ..Through a quantitative analysis, this effective carrying capacity for cooperation is related to the characteristic length and time scales of the resource field...
  16. pmc Context-dependent interaction leads to emergent search behavior in social aggregates
    Colin Torney
    School of Mathematical Sciences and Complex and Adaptive Systems Laboratory, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:22055-60. 2009
    ..This behavior illustrates an alternative pathway to the evolution of higher cognitive capacity via the emergent, group-level intelligence that can result from local interactions...
  17. pmc Collective learning and optimal consensus decisions in social animal groups
    Albert B Kao
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
    PLoS Comput Biol 10:e1003762. 2014
    ..Our work emphasizes the importance and need for theoretical and experimental work that considers the mechanism and consequences of learning in a social context. ..
  18. pmc Inferring the structure and dynamics of interactions in schooling fish
    Yael Katz
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:18720-5. 2011
    ..The interactions revealed here may help account for the rapid changes in speed and direction that enable real animal groups to stay cohesive and amplify important social information...
  19. doi Migration or residency? The evolution of movement behavior and information usage in seasonal environments
    Allison K Shaw
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    Am Nat 181:114-24. 2013
    ..Finally, we present empirical support for our main results, drawn from migration patterns exhibited by a variety of taxonomic groups...
  20. ncbi Cannibalism can drive the evolution of behavioural phase polyphenism in locusts
    Vishwesha Guttal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Ecol Lett 15:1158-66. 2012
    ..Our results provide a parsimonious explanation for the evolution of behavioural plasticity in locusts...
  21. pmc Decision accuracy in complex environments is often maximized by small group sizes
    Albert B Kao
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 281:20133305. 2014
    ..Our results demonstrate that the conventional view of the wisdom of crowds may not be informative in complex and realistic environments, and that being in small groups can maximize decision accuracy across many contexts. ..
  22. pmc Visual attention and the acquisition of information in human crowds
    Andrew C Gallup
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:7245-50. 2012
    ..Although the above aspects of gaze-following response are reproduced robustly between experimental setups, the overall tendency to respond to a stimulus is dependent on spatial features, social context, and sex of the passerby...
  23. doi The dynamics of coordinated group hunting and collective information transfer among schooling prey
    Nils Olav Handegard
    Institute of Marine Research, 5817 Bergen, Norway
    Curr Biol 22:1213-7. 2012
    ..Our results highlight the importance of collective behavior to the strategies employed by both predators and prey under conditions of considerable informational constraints...
  24. pmc Social interactions, information use, and the evolution of collective migration
    Vishwesha Guttal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:16172-7. 2010
    ..e., a strong hysteresis effect). Our results provide insights into both the proximate and ultimate factors that underlie evolved migratory behavior in nature...