Bizarre Bird Behavior Predicted By Game Theory

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This is a real bird, this is not a test…

A team of scientists, led by the University of Exeter, has used game theory to explain the bizarre behaviour of a group of ravens. Juvenile birds from a roost in North Wales have been observed adopting the unusual strategy of foraging for food in ‘gangs’. New research explains how this curious behaviour can be predicted by adapting models more commonly used by economists to analyse financial trends.

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