Dynamic visual noise promotes social attraction in a shoaling fish

Samuel Matchette & James Herbert-Read
Gathering information from the environment allows animals to make informed behavioural decisions, with individuals sampling information either privately, or via social cues from group members. Because environmental noise can disrupt the ability of animals to gather information from their environment, social behaviour could be disrupted by environmental noise, or adapted to mitigate the costs and risks associated with compromised perception in noisy environments. Here we test how the presence of water caustics, a natural form...
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