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Methods for the effective study of collective behavior in a radial arm maze

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Methods for the effective study of collective behavior in a radial arm maze

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DELCOURT, Johann, Noam Y. MILLER, Iain D. COUZIN, Simon GARNIER, 2018. Methods for the effective study of collective behavior in a radial arm maze. In: Behavior Research Methods. 50(4), pp. 1673-1685. ISSN 0743-3808. eISSN 1554-3528. Available under: doi: 10.3758/s13428-018-1024-9

@article{Delcourt2018-08Metho-42610, title={Methods for the effective study of collective behavior in a radial arm maze}, year={2018}, doi={10.3758/s13428-018-1024-9}, number={4}, volume={50}, issn={0743-3808}, journal={Behavior Research Methods}, pages={1673--1685}, author={Delcourt, Johann and Miller, Noam Y. and Couzin, Iain D. and Garnier, Simon} }

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