Thursday, 3 August 2006: 1:30 PM-6:00 PM
Palladian (Omni Shoreham Hotel)
Symposium 15: Collective and Individual Intelligence
The aim of the symposium is to understand the relationship between collective and individual intelligence. There exists an implicit assumption that high collective intelligence is usually associated with low individual intelligence and vice versa. This issue has been gathering momentum with recent studies of collective intelligence (decision-making, division of labour, sorting phenomena, efficient exploration) and individual intelligence (perception and cognitive abilities in bees, such as learning, navigation, integration of long-term sensory information, etc.). The time is ripe to link the two levels by bringing together people who are working in these areas.
1:30 PMUnifying Collective and Individual Intelligence: Similar Models of Decision Making in the Primate Brain and During Colony-Level Decision Making
James A. R. Marshall, Rafal Bogacz, Anna Dornhaus, Nigel R. Franks, Tim Kovacs, Robert Planque
1:50 PMIrrationality in collective decision-making by ants
Stephen C. Pratt, Susan C. Edwards
2:10 PMSun Compass Navigation in Honey Bees
Fred C. Dyer
2:30 PMExploration versus exploitation: the regulation of scouting in honeybees
Madeleine Beekman, Stefan Janson, Martin Middendorf
2:50 PMReduction of life expectancy leads to premature foraging in ants
Bartosz Walter, Juergen Heinze
3:10 PMSpatial Distribution of Bumble Bees (Bombus impatiens) Inside the Nest: Evidence for Spatial Fidelity Zones among Workers
Jennifer M. Jandt, Anna Dornhaus
3:30 PMBreak
4:00 PMForaging experience, memory, and acceptance of host plants by leaf-cutting ants
Nicole Saverschek, Hubert Herz, Flavio Roces
4:20 PMInteraction networks and task allocation
Deborah M. Gordon
4:40 PMRoom for error? The role of randomness and individual variability in collective nest site selection by honey bees
Mary R. Myerscough, Ben Perdriau
5:00 PMWhen Slow Is Quick and Quick Is Slow: Ants Optimize Sequential Recruitment Methods
François-Xavier Dechaume-Moncharmont, Anna Dornhaus, John M. McNamara, Alasdair I. Houston, Edmund J. Collins, Nigel R. Franks
5:20 PMWhy emigrating ants recruit in both directions?
Nigel R. Franks, F.-X. Dechaume-Moncharmont, E. Hanmore, J.K. Reynolds
5:40 PMCollective and Individual Intelligence
Ana B. Sendova-Franks, Anna Dornhaus
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