How is a flock of geese like a trial jury?

Both are examples of “Distributed Cognition” — the kind of coordinated thinking and acting you see in such diverse phenomena as stadium waves, geese flying in formation, rhythmic applause and trial juries.

University of California San Diego Professor Edwin Hutchins is one of the pioneering researchers in distributed cognition, and he is teaching the current UCSD course Distributed Cognition (feed).

It looks like the course will be an interesting ride. The course website, with a syllabus, lecture slides and links to readings is here.

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One Response to How is a flock of geese like a trial jury?

  1. baxter wood says:

    Hope you are well. We miss you.

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