CASCB Satellite Symposium 2021

What can research on human and non-human animals learn from each other? 

Insights from the study of collective behaviour

The idea for this satellite symposium was to build bridges between the computational social sciences community and the collective behaviour community and to draw connections between fundamental mechanisms of behaviour in human and non-human animals. The satellite symposium was hosted by the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour at the University of Konstanz, Germany (CASCB Overview). We succeeded in bringing together a remarkable group of outstanding early career researchers who presented their exciting research along those lines, and discussed the connections with each other and the audience in a panel discussion at the end of the session.

Video Recordings

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gaissmaier (University of Konstanz, Germany)

Dr. Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin (Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior & University of Konstanz, Germany)
Communication and coordination in collectives

Dr. Helge Giese (University of Konstanz, Germany)
How experimental network coordination games may help us understand opinion dynamics in groups

Dr. Lisa O’Bryan (Rice University, USA)
Lessons from the Study of Collective Behavior in Human and Non-Human Social Groups

Dr. Wataru Toyokawa (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Understanding human collective decision making through a reinforcement learning framework

Dr. Joseph Bak-Coleman (University of Washington, USA)
Ecology in social science bottles: Applying ecological theory to understand behavior online

Panel Discussion