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The impact of architecture on collective behaviour

Despite the obvious influence of space on interactions, constraints imposed by the built environment are seldom considered when examining collective behaviours of animals and humans. We propose an interdisciplinary path towards uncovering the impact of architecture on collective outcomes.

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Pinter-Wollman, N., Fiore, S. & Theraulaz, G. The impact of architecture on collective behaviour. Nat Ecol Evol 1, 0111 (2017).

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