Lecture09 - animals even ones as small as bees BioNB 2210...

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BioNB 2210: Lecture 09 Sept. 14, 2011 Lecture 09: Honeybee Democracy Professor Thomas Seeley Learning Objectives 1. To understand that democratic decision making is not just a human invention, but also exists in groups of non-human animals. 2. To understand how, with the right organization, groups can be remarkably intelligent, often smarter than the smartest individuals in them. 3. To learn how a swarm of bees cooperatively, and democratically, chooses its new home. 4. To appreciate the high behavioral complexity that can exist in non-human
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Unformatted text preview: animals, even ones as small as bees. BioNB 2210: Lecture 09 Sept. 14, 2011 BioNB 2210: Lecture 09 Sept. 14, 2011 Swarm Smarts 1. Remind individuals of share interests: foster mutual respect. 2. Minimize the leader ʼ s influence on the outcome. 3. Seek diverse solutions to the problem. 4. Avoid tendency to see rapid consensus; argue it through. 5. Balance interdependence (public discussion) and independence (private evaluation). BioNB 2210: Lecture 09 Sept. 14, 2011...
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Lecture09 - animals even ones as small as bees BioNB 2210...

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