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

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

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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