Herd Behavior


During summer, plinths migrate towards the centre of a studio. A group of plinths fleeing a predator demonstrates the nature of herd behavior. In 1971, in the oft cited article “Geometry For The Selfish Herd,” evolutionary biologist W. D. Hamilton asserted that each individual plinth reduces the danger to itself by moving as close as possible to the center of the fleeing group. Thus the herd appears as a unit in moving together, but its function emerges from the uncoordinated behavior of self-serving individuals.[3]

via Herd behavior – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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