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The mechanisms behind synchronized hunts in spiders

In nature, entities like cells or organisms like spiders and humans, can interact to generate collective behavior. Among these fascinating behaviors, synchronization is found at all scales of life, from heart tissue where cells beat regularly to assemblies of fireflies that flash in rhythm. Within... click to read more

  • Violette Chiara | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale (UMR5169), Centre de Biologie Intégrative, Université de Toulouse; Université Paul Sabatier, 31062 Toulouse, France; Centro de Investigación Mariña, Universidade de Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain
  • Raphaël Jeanson | Senior Researcher at Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale (UMR5169), Centre de Biologie Intégrative, Université de Toulouse, CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
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published on Sep 28, 2022
Processions in Palaeozoic seas

What do ants, processionary caterpillars, birds, apes and football supporters have in common? They all exemplify the huge variety of present-day collective and social behaviours. One of the questions puzzling scientists is whether collective behaviour appeared very early in the evolution of animals or more... click to read more

  • Jean Vannier | CNRS-Researcher at Laboratoire de géologie de Lyon: Terre, Planètes, Environnement, Université de Lyon, CNRS, France
  • Muriel Vidal | Lecturer at Université de Bretagne Occidentale, CNRS, France
  • Robin Marchant | Curator at Université de Lausanne, Musée Cantonal de Géologie, Lausanne, Switzerland
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published on Aug 20, 2020