Criticality and Transmission of Information in a Swarm of Cooperative Units

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Vanni, Fabio; Lukovic, Mirko & Grigolini, Paolo August 12, 2011.

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Copyright 2011 American Physical Society. The following article appeared in Physical Review Letters, 107:7; http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v107/i7/e078103

Abstract: We show that the intelligence of a swarm of cooperative units (birds) emerges at criticality, as an effect of the joint action of frequent organizational collapses and of spatial correlation as extended as the flock size. The organizational collapses make the birds become independent of one another, thereby allowing the flock to follow the direction of the lookout birds. Long-range correlation violates the principle of locality, making the lookout birds transmit information on either danger or resources with a time delay determined by the time distance between two consecutive collapses.

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  • Publication Title: Physical Review Letters
  • Volume: 107
  • Issue: 4
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Vanni, Fabio; Lukovic, Mirko & Grigolini, Paolo. Criticality and Transmission of Information in a Swarm of Cooperative Units, article, August 12, 2011; [College Park, Maryland]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc40392/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Arts and Sciences.