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Nicolas Perony:
Puppies! Now that I’ve got your attention, complexity theory

TEDxZurich 2013 · 13:45 · Filmed Oct 2013
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Nicolas Perony: Puppies! Now that I’ve got your attention, complexity theory
13:45 · Filmed October 2013 at TEDxZurich 2013 · Subtitles available in 23 languages

Animal behavior isn't complicated, but it is complex. Nicolas Perony studies how individual animals — be they Scottish Terriers, bats or meerkats — follow simple rules that, collectively, create larger patterns of behavior. And how this complexity born of simplicity can help them adapt to new circumstances, as they arise.

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Nicolas Perony models the movement of animal groups to understand: what is the individual behavior that guides the behavior of the larger society? Full bio
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