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There Is No I In Team

Wednesday, 10 October, 2012 - 23:00 to Thursday, 11 October, 2012 - 01:00

The perfect team should be filled with selfless players all working together under great leadership towards a collective goal, right? Well – maybe not necessarily.  Because it turns out that that there are examples from nature where animals can accomplish spectacular things as a ‘team’ but do so without a leader and just by going about with their own business.

This phenomena – known as emergent behaviour – has been observed in human setups ranging from giant games of pong to Barcelona’s footballing style and has been the subject of much interest by the academic community in recent years.

Join Dr Hannah Fry from University College London

Booking information: 
Free
Categories: 
Psychology
Age group: 
Adults, Professionals and University students
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