Tag Archives: swarm cognition

The Swarm Model in Open Source Software Developer Communities

Most of the current swarm model studies and applications try to mimic the collective behaviors of social animals, such as birds and ants. The studies seek to solve tasks similar to patterns and behaviors exhibited in those animal colonies. In … Continue reading

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Swarm Cognition: Termites

Eusociality has evolved independently at least twice among the insects: among the Hymenoptera (ants and bees), and earlier among the Isoptera (termites). Studies of swarm intelligence, and by inference, swarm cognition, have focused largely on the bees and ants, while … Continue reading

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Nomadic Swarms of Mobile Learners

This is an old farsighted paper. Since this technology is mobile, students turn “nomad,” carrying conversations and thinking across campus spaces. The socializing powers of mobility and wirelessness expand the drive into collaboration. Should our physically sedentary campuses embrace the … Continue reading

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Honeybee Swarms: how do Scouts Guide a Swarm of Uninformed Bees?

The organized movement of a swarm of honeybees towards its new home is a perplexing phenomenon because only a small number of scout bees, approximately 5%, know the direction in which the swarm has to move. Nevertheless, in the majority … Continue reading

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Swarmwise – Guide to Change the World using Swarm Methodology

Somewhere today, a loose-knit group of activists who are having fun is dropkicking a rich, established organization so hard they are making heads spin. Rich and resourceful organizations are used to living by the golden rule — “those with the … Continue reading

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The Perfect Swarm – The Science of Complexity in Everyday Life

How Complex Patterns Emerge from Simple Rules in Physical and Living Systems. Studies on this aspect of swarm behavior have provided valuable information about our behavior in the human swarm, from working our way through crowds to the design of … Continue reading

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Swarm Cognition: an Interdisciplinary approach to the study of Self-organising Biological Collectives

Basic elements of cognition have been identified in the behavior displayed by animal collectives, ranging from honeybee swarms to human societies. For example, an insect swarm is often considered a “super-organism” that appears to exhibit cognitive behavior as a result … Continue reading

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