NetLogo User Community Models
by Abhishek Bhatia (Submitted: 11/08/2015)
## WHAT IS IT?
The agents implement the dynamics described in the paper "Collective Memory and Spatial Sorting in Animal Groups" by Couzin et al.
## HOW IT WORKS
## HOW TO USE IT
Press SETUP to create agents at their starting positions.
## THINGS TO TRY
The model is then used to show how differences among individuals influence group structure, and how individuals employing simple, local rules of thumb, can accurately change their spatial position within a group (e.g. to move to the centre, the front, or the periphery) in the absence of information on their current position within the group as a whole.
Try simulating different real-life situations by adding obstacles to the motion of individuals.
## EXTENDING THE MODEL
Try adding different replusion methods.
## CREDITS AND REFERENCES
Couzin, Iain D., et al. "Collective memory and spatial sorting in animal groups." Journal of theoretical biology 218.1 (2002): 1-11.
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