Iain Couzin on WNYC Radiolab

Posted by on Apr 22 2010 in Media8 comments

Iain was recently invited to participate in the first live event of the AWE-MAGEDDON series organized by Radiolab, a popular scientific radio show on WNYC. Hereafter is an excerpt of this show where Iain is introducing the work done at the CouzinLab and answer to some questions from the show hosts, Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.


The original video can be found here on the Radiolab blog



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  1. You really have some quite amazing images and models of the fish and insects. Fascinating presentation! I would have liked to hear more about the relationship of the patterns on the cellular level; you mentioned it but sounds like you ran out of time… Very engrossing, though.

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  3. […] The tutorial is based on the teachings of Craig Reynolds whose landmark 1987 paper on flocking behavior is still the foundation for most flocking simulations. It has also been influenced by the work of Iain Couzin of the Princeton Collective Animal Behavior lab. I particularly enjoy this short lecture he gave at the inaugural webcast of Awe-maggedon by RadioLab. […]

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  6. […] include flocking, predator and obstacle avoidance, and pursuit. Over a decade later, I watched a talk by Professor Iain Couzin who is the head of the Collective Animal Behavior department at Princeton. […]

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  8. your work is very good. can i have this video?

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