Issue date: 2020.09.17

Release date: 2020.10.19

Chaotic "Lévy walks" are a good strategy for animals

Category: Information

Author: RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP)

A paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) explains the advantage that animals have of using a specific type of chaotic type of movement called a “Lévy walk,” and how this type of behavior emerges. Using computer modeling, the author shows that this type of movement can allow animals to make flexible decisions between “exploitation” and “exploring” in an environment.

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