I am interested in when and how groups make better (or worse) decisions than individuals. My research directly addresses this question, using pigeon homing as a model system. I compare the cognitive abilities of individuals and groups by testing them on the same spatio-cognitive tasks. Thanks to cutting-edge GPS devices, I can create deatailed agent-based models using high-resolution individual spatiotemporal data. My research is relevant to multiple research fields, including optimal decision-making theory and collective robotics.
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
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