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Collective Behaviour

Collective behavior is often the result of self organzation, as can be illustrated in terms of simple models of flocking of "boids", of hiererchy development in social networks or of development of fashions in society. Often positive feedback are involved, and playing simple games with mechanism of positive feedbacks can give new insight.


R. Donangelo and K. Sneppen
Cooperativity in a trading model with memory and production
Physica A 316 (2002)

Namiko Mitarai, Mogens Høgh Jensen, Szabolcs Semsey
Coupled Positive and Negative Feedbacks Produce Diverse Gene Expression Patterns in Colonies
mBio 6 (2015)

Namiko Mitarai, Joachim Mathiesen, Kim Sneppen
Emergence of diversity in a model ecosystem
Phys. Rev. E 86 (2012)

L. Lizana, N. Mitarai, H. Nakanishi, and K. Sneppen
Modeling the spatial dynamics of culture spreading in the presence of cultural strongholds
Phys. Rev. E 83 (2011)

Sneppen K, Trusina A, Jensen MH, and Bornholdt S
A minimal model for multiple epidemics and immunity spreading.
Plos One 5 (2010)

M. T Borup , A. Trusina, A. Andersson
Aging mechanism as the "down side" of adaptation: A network approach
J Theor Biol. 250 (2007)

Mille A. Micheelsen, Namiko Mitarai, Kim Sneppen, Ian. B. Dodd
Theory for stability and regulation of epigenetic landscapes
Phys. Biol. 7 (2010)

Mikkel Avlund, Ian B. Dodd, Szabolcs Semsey, Kim Sneppen, and Sandeep Krishna
Why Do Phage Play Dice
Journal of Virology 83 (2009)

Silja Heilmann, Kim Sneppen and Sandeep Krishna
Sustainability of Virulence in a Phage-Bacterial Ecosystem
Journal of Virology 84 (2010)

M. Rosvall and K. Sneppen
Reinforced communication and social navigation generate groups in model networks
Phys. Rev. E 79 (2009)

Derek Ping, Tong Wang, David T. Fraebel, Sergei Maslov, Kim Sneppen, Seppe Kuehn
Hitchhiking, collapse and contingency in phage infections of migrating bacterial populations
BioRxiv 0 (2018)