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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
The conundrum of spontaneous (un)cooperation in pine sawflies

It might seem that there is always someone who works a little less than others in a group. Especially if the participation in a collective effort comes with a price. This may be the case with groups of people aiming at a common goal and... click to read more

  • Antti Miettinen | Master student at Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Carita Lindstedt | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
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published on Jan 25, 2019