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Collective Cognition in Humans: Groups Outperform Their Best Members in a Sentence Reconstruction Task

  • Romain J. G. Clément equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Romain J. G. Clément, Stefan Krause

    Affiliations: Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany, Department of Crop and Animal Sciences, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Stefan Krause equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Romain J. G. Clément, Stefan Krause

    Affiliation: Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Lübeck, Germany

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  • Nikolaus von Engelhardt,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Behaviour, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

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  • Jolyon J. Faria,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Jens Krause,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany, Department of Crop and Animal Sciences, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Ralf H. J. M. Kurvers mail

    ralf.kurvers@igb-berlin.de

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany

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  • Published: October 17, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077943

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