Time management skills keep animals primed for survival


Many animals may have a previously under-appreciated ability to make up for lost time with more effort, according to new research publishing this week in PLOS Computational Biology. Researchers from Princeton University challenge the conventional view that animals face a simple trade-off between the speed and the accuracy of their decisions. Image Credit: Daniel Rubenstein Image Link: http://www.plos.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/18-Dec-de-Froment-Lion.jpg All works published in PLOS Computational Biology are Open Access, which means that all content is immediately and freely available. Use this URL in your coverage to provide readers access to the paper upon publication: http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003937 Press-only preview: http://www.plos.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/plcb-10-12-de-Froment.pdf Contact: Adrian de Froment Address: Princeton University Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 106a Guyot Hall Princeton, NJ 8544 UNITED STATES Phone: 001-609-258-6880 Email: [email protected] Citation: de Froment AJ, Rubenstein DI, Levin SA (2014) An Extra Dimension to Decision-Making in Animals: The Three-way Trade-off between Speed, Effort per-Unit-Time and Accuracy. PLoS Comput Biol 10(12): e1003937.

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