Reducing Information Pollution

Ants respond to social information at rest, not on the fly

Source: Eureka Alert
Date: 01/12/2016
Excerpt: Ants don't get distracted by social information when on the move, only fully responding to it when at rest, a new study from the University of Bristol, UK indicates. Such sporadic monitoring of the social environment may reduce information overload and enhance the robustness of complex societies, the researchers suggest.
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