Activity synchronization and fission decisions

Laura Busia, Colleen M. Schaffner & Filippo Aureli
Group-living animals need to reach a consensus to maintain cohesion. When the costs of consensus outweigh the benefits, the group may (temporarily) split into two or more subgroups. Consensus can concern the activity to pursue or the direction of travel. Temporary group separation is a common feature in species with a high degree of fission-fusion dynamics. We investigated the role activity synchronization played in fission decisions in a spider monkey group living in the Otoch...
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