Kano, F., Naik, H., Keskin, G., Couzin, I. D., & Nagy, M. (2022) Head-tracking of freely-behaving pigeons in a motion-capture system reveals the selective use of visual field regions. Scientific Reports 12(1), 1-15.
Couzin, I.D. & Heins, C. (2022) Emerging technologies for behavioral research in changing environments, Trends in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, in press.
Waldmann, U., Naik, H., Nagy, M., Kano, F., Couzin, I.D., Deussen, O. & Goldlücke, B. (2022) I-MuPPET: Interactive Multi-Pigeon Pose Estimation and Tracking. In DAGM German Conference on Pattern Recognition (pp. 513-528). Springer, Cham.
I am interested in the hydrodynamics of swimming and flying animals. Using the computational fluid dynamics (CFD), I have investigated the flow around the pitching foil, self-propelling foil and multiple foils to show how swimming fish actively and/or passively controls the fluid.
Jolles, J., Sosna, M.M.G., Mazué, G.P.F., Twomey, C.R., Bak-Coleman, J., Rubenstein, D.I. & Couzin, I.D. (2022) Both prey and predator features predict the individual predation risk and survival of schooling prey. eLife 11, e76344.
My interests involve a broad range of research areas including behavior, cognition, evolution, and sociality. For my PhD, I studied how decision-making processes in individual cephalopods are shaped by social contexts, including with heterospecifics. Multispecific groups provide complex interaction scenarios where the existence of distinct species-specific hunting strategies entails distinguishing among social information sources differing in morphology, behavior, and cognition. In Konstanz, I will continue working with collective hunting groups of octopus and fish and analyze how group coordination and decision-making is shaped by individuals with markedly distinct movement patterns that have diverged long ago in the evolutionary tree of life.My interests involve a broad range of research areas including behavior,
During her PhD in computational neuroscience Lior studied the role of noise in decision-making, focusing on idiosyncratic choice biases and their neural basis.
At the Couzin group Lior will design field experiments and use advanced computational methods to study the effect of spatial constraints on individual and collective decision-making dynamics.
From bacterial populations to human groups, evolution has produced a high level of organization. For this to happen, biological populations need to address different challenges. They need to solve strategic problems, such as collective action and coordination problems. They also often need to collectively acquire and process a vast amount of information to respond to environmental or societal challenges. I try to understand how biological populations successfully perform these tasks and how, from large-scale ecological patterns to social norms,
Heins, C., Millidge, B., Demekas, D., Klein, B., Friston, K., Couzin, I.D. & Tschantz, A. (2022) pymdp: A Python library for active inference in discrete state spaces, The Journal of Open Source Software 7(73), 4098.
Poel, W., Daniels, B. C., Sosna, M. M., Twomey, C. R., Leblanc, S. P., Couzin, I. D., & Romanczuk, P. (2022) Subcritical escape waves in schooling fish. Science Advances 8(25), eabm6385.