Data from: Rational time investment during collective decision making in Temnothorax ants

Takao Sasaki, Benjamin Stott & Stephen Pratt
The study of rational choice in humans and other animals typically focuses on decision outcomes, but rationality also applies to decision latencies. For example, the smaller the difference in quality between two options, the faster a rational actor should decide between them. This is because the consequences of choosing the inferior option are less severe if the options are similar. Experiments have shown, however, that humans irrationally spend more time choosing between similar options. In...
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