Saturday, February 16, 2008

Crowds 'pick leaders to follow'

By Roger Highfield, Science Editor
Last Updated: 11:01pm GMT 14/02/2008

People in crowds behave just like sheep, scientists claim, by blindly following one or two people who seem to know where they are going.

Like ants, humans are easily led
Researchers at Leeds University believe their findings could have important applications, notably in the management of disasters.

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