AA have found << that not only do cockroaches have unique individual personalities, but their differences can also have an impact on group dynamics >>
AA << suggests that varying degrees of personality differences in individuals is likely part of what allows cockroaches to adapt to new surroundings so easily. Brave individuals may forge a new path, while those that are shy remain behind, safe, should a nasty fate await those who venture out >>
Bob Yirka. Study shows cockroaches have individual personalities that impact group dynamics. Feb 4, 2015.
<< Many studies on collective behaviour underestimate the role of individual personality and, as a result, personality is rarely analysed in the context of collective dynamics. Here, [AA] show evidence of sheltering behaviour personality in a gregarious insect (Periplaneta americana), which is characterized by a collective personality at the group level >>
Isaac Planas-Sitja, Jean-Louis Deneubourg, et al. Group personality during collective decision-making: a multi-level approach. Proc. R. Soc. B 2015; 282 20142515. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2515. Feb 4, 2015.
# s-behav: the beetle Carabaeus lamarcki, dancer and sky analyzer. May 14, 2016.