SCIoI studies intelligence from the points of view of its various disciplines: We study the collective behavior of schools of fish or flocks of starlings and apply our findings to small robots that move synchronously. We observe mice and cockatoos as they open lockboxes or get out of escape rooms, and apply these mechanisms to artificial
Lars Lewejohann, SCIoI PI in projects 3 and 25, tell us more about what's going on in a mouse's mind. ***Want to know more about this? Sign up here for Lars Lewejohann's PI Lecture on 6 January 2022 at 4pm!*** What is your line of research within the Cluster? A big part of the research we are doing at
PRESS RELEASE by Science of Intelligence and the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) 21 December 2021 PAPER: https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(21)01654-7 Why Mexican fish swim the Mexican wave It is a fascinating phenomenon: thousands of fish moving like a giant Mexican wave in the water, diving down and coming back to the surface over and over again for up to
NEWS! SCIoI PI Ralph Hertwig appointed scientific expert of the German government’s Covid19 commission
As reported on Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (www.rnd.de), the new federal government led by Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) has set up a council of scientific experts to address the Covid19 pandemic.The expert commission includes, among others, well known chief virologist at the Charité Christian Drosten, Hendrik Streeck (head of the Virological Institute at the University Hospital in Bonn), Lothar Wieler (head of
We are very proud to announce that our member Richard Schweitzer, who works on SCIoI Project 23, just won the Humboldt Prize 2021 for his dissertation on „Perceptual and Motor Consequences of Intra-saccadic Perception.“ Here is Richard Schweitzer's statement, published on the HU website: "We usually think of visual perception in terms of taking a photo of our environment.
So you've missed the MitWissenschaft event, the panel talk organized in conjunction with the Humboldt Lab exhibition and featuring Jens Krause, Lea Musiolek, and Pawel Romanczuk? Not to worry! The video of the event is now online and you can see it here!
Luis Gómez is a postdoctoral researcher at Science of Intelligence, working in the research group of Pawel Romanczuk. Together with doctoral researcher Robert Lange and PI Henning Sprekeler, he focuses on quantifying and modelling collective behavior of fish living in their natural environment. We asked him about his project and his academic life at SCIoI, and
We make decisions all the time, from simple ones such as what to make for dinner to more complex ones, such as whether or not to take a new job. To do so, we use the different decision-making strategies, which make use of our past experiences and of our knowledge about the world. Some of these strategies require
As part of the events linked to the exhibition Nach der Natur at the Humboldt Forum, on 25 November at 7pm cluster members Jens Krause, Lea Musiolek, and Pawel Romanczuk will take part in an exciting discussion on the meaning, the study, and the challenges of collective intelligence, bringing great examples and fascinating materials. How do