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Research Article

The Walking Behaviour of Pedestrian Social Groups and Its Impact on Crowd Dynamics

  • Mehdi Moussaïd mail,

    moussaid@cict.fr

    Affiliations: Université de Toulouse Paul Sabatier, Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, Toulouse, France, ETH Zurich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Chair of Sociology, Zurich, Switzerland, CNRS, Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, Toulouse, France

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  • Niriaska Perozo,

    Affiliations: Université de Toulouse Paul Sabatier, Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, Toulouse, France, Unidad de Investigación en Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, Barquisimeto, Venezuela

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  • Simon Garnier,

    Affiliation: Université de Toulouse Paul Sabatier, Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, Toulouse, France

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  • Dirk Helbing,

    Affiliations: ETH Zurich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Chair of Sociology, Zurich, Switzerland, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Guy Theraulaz

    Affiliations: Université de Toulouse Paul Sabatier, Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, Toulouse, France, CNRS, Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, Toulouse, France

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  • Published: April 07, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010047

About the Authors

Mehdi Moussaïd, Niriaska Perozo, Simon Garnier, Guy Theraulaz
Université de Toulouse Paul Sabatier, Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, Toulouse, France
Mehdi Moussaïd, Dirk Helbing
ETH Zurich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Chair of Sociology, Zurich, Switzerland
Mehdi Moussaïd, Guy Theraulaz
CNRS, Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, Toulouse, France
Niriaska Perozo
Unidad de Investigación en Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Dirk Helbing
Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: moussaid@cict.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GT. Performed the experiments: MM NP SG. Analyzed the data: MM NP SG DH. Wrote the paper: MM DH GT.