Summary: Self-organized Behavior: Case Studies
Who could believe an ant in theory?
A giraffe in blueprint?
Ten thousand doctors of what's
Could reason half the jungle out
ish schools are incredible things.
They snake through the water like
a single entity, turning in unison,
waves of activity flashing across the
shoal. However, their group-level be-
havior is not encoded within each in-
dividual, nor is there a leader or small
group of individuals directing the
movement of the school. It is instead a
process whereby individual fish react
to movements of their immediate