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Title: An index for quantifying flocking behavior
Author: Quera, Vicenç (Quera Jordana)
Herrando Borge, Salvador
Salvador Beltrán, Francesc
Salas, Laura
Miñano, Meritxell
Keywords: Adaptació (Psicologia)
Comportament col·lectiu
Simulació per ordinador
Adaptability (Psychology)
Collective behavior
Computer simulation
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Ammons Scientific
Abstract: One of the classic research topics in adaptive behavior is the collective displacement of groups of organisms such as flocks of birds, schools of fish, herds of mammals and crowds of people. However, most agent-based simulations of group behavior do not provide a quantitative index for determining the point at which the flock emerges. We have developed an index of the aggregation of moving individuals in a flock and have provided an example of how it can be used to quantify the degree to which a group of moving individuals actually forms a flock.
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It is part of: Perceptual and Motor Skills, 2007, vol. 105, p. 977-987
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ISSN: 0031-5125
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