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Inherent noise can facilitate coherence in collective swarm motion

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Among the most striking aspects of the movement of many animal groups are their sudden coherent changes in direction. Recent observations of locusts and starlings have shown that this directional switching is an intrinsic property of their motion. Similar direction switches are seen in self-propelled particle and other models of group motion. Comprehending the factors that determine such switches is key to understanding the movement of these groups. Here, we adopt a coarse-grained approach to...

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Publication date:
2009-01-01
URN:
uuid:d692bb92-522b-4b49-b297-c72f8ee51b8e
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oai:eprints.maths.ox.ac.uk:832

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