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Independence vs mimetism
by CÚdric Sueur (Submitted: 09/15/2009)
WHAT IS IT?
This model allows to understand if individuals living in groups move collectively or not. He used mathematical equations found in several studies from insects to primates. In thismodel, two hypotheses can be tested: either individuals are independent and then, their probaility to move only depends on an intrinsec coefficient, either they are dependent and then, a mimetic factor is responsible on their joining and their probability to join the movement.This model was used to test how a group of Tonkean macaques decide collectively to move. To have more information about this study and to used this model, please see and cite: Sueur, C., Petit, O. & Deneubourg, J.L. in press. Selective mimetism at departure in collective movements of Macaca tonkeana: a theoretical and experimental approach. Animal Behaviour, doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.07.029.
HOW IT WORKS
The resting time corresponded to the duration during which this individual was stationary, that is carrying out an activity other than moving.We calculated the departure latency of the first departing individual ?T01 by scoring the time elapsed between the end of the previous collective movement and the departure of this individual, i.e the resting time. This resting time also corresponds to the intrinsec coefficient of each individual.
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