Crowds & Cocktails

Enjoyed the talk? Here are the links. Your comments and feedback are welcome too. Please note that citations marked *subscription required require an online subscription to the journal which your local, state, school, or university library may have so check with your friendly librarian if you’re keen to read the article.

“The Cocktail Party Problem” McDermott, J. H. (2009) Current Biology Vol. 19 No. 22

The Cocktail Party Problem with 8, 4, 2 & 1 Speakers play or download the sound files at the author Josh McDermott’s website

“Margaret Thatcher: A new illusion” Thompson, P. (1980) Perception Vol. 9 No.4

“The Sound of Many Hands Clapping” Neda, Z. et al (2000) Nature Vol. 403

“Huygen’s Clocks” Bennett, M. et al (2002) Proceedings of the Royal Society A Vol. 458 *subscription required

Five Synchronised Metronomes  ABC3 clip and Ruben’s notes  

32 Metronomes filmed at Ikeguchi Laboratory 2012 (YouTube)

Jung’s Synchronicity Wikipedia

Wolfgang Pauli Wikipedia

Deepak Chopra quote generator (thanks to @joalabaster for this link!)

Littlewood’s Law of Miracles  Wikipedia

“Flocks, Herds, and Schools: A Distributed Behavioral Model”  Reynolds, C. W. (1987) Computer Graphics Vol. 21 No. 4 (SIGGRAPH Conference Proceedings)

Craig Reynold’s Website Animating “boids”, flocks, schools and herds

“The simulation of the movement of fish schools” Huth A. & Wissel C. (1992) Theoretical Biology Vol. 156 No. 3 *subscription required

“The simulation of fish schools in comparison with experimental data” Huth A. & Wissel C. (1994) Ecological Modelling Vol. 75/76  *subscription required

Animated fish form a bait ball  animation by Nakamura Masayoshi 

Sheep Cyclone YouTube

“Quorum decision-making facilitates information transfer in fish shoals” Ward, A. et al (2008) Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America Vol. 105 No. 19

“Catalyst: Follow the leader” features Dr Ashley Ward’s brilliant fish maze experiment (originally aired 2010, produced by Anja Taylor)

Disney’s White Wilderness Part II” the clip from the 1958 film that spawned the suicidal lemmings myth

“Self-organizing pedestrian movement” Helbing, D. et al (2001) Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design Vol. 28 No. 3

“A least effort approach to crowd simulation” Guy, S. J. et al (2010) YouTube video of real and simulated pedestrians at Shibuya Metro Station

“The Walking Behaviour of Pedestrian Social Groups and Its Impact on Crowd Dynamics” Moussaid , M.  et al (2010) PloS one Vol 5. No. 4

“The bystander-effect: A meta-analytic review on bystander intervention in dangerous and non-dangerous emergencies.” Fischer, P. et al. (2011) Psychological bulletin Vol. 137 No.4 *subscription required

“Vox populi” Galton, F. (1907) Nature Vol. 75

“Market Efficiency and the Bean Jar Experiment” Treynor, J. L. (1987) Financial Analysts Journal Vol. 43 No. 3

The Wisdom of Crowds  by James Surowiecki (2004)

” ”Oenodynamic”: hydrodynamic of wine swirling”  Reclari, M. et al. (2011) Bulletin of the American Physical Society Vol. 56

“Oenodynamic”: hydrodynamic of wine swirling  YouTube video

“Color Influences Flavor Identification in Fruit-flavored Beverages”  Stillman, J. A. (1993) Journal of Food Science Vol.58 No. 4  *subscription required

“The Odor of Color” Morrot, G.,  Brochet, F.  & Dubourdieu, D. (2001) Brain & Language Vol. 79 No. 4

Teenager who lost stomach after drinking liquid nitrogen cocktail speaks of her ordeal Daily Telegraph (27/10/2012)

German Heston Blumenthal blows off both hands in liquid nitrogen kitchen accident Daily Telegraph (14/07/2009)

Liquid nitrogen ingestion leading to massive pneumoperitoneum without identifiable gastrointestinal perforation Walsh M.J., Tharratt S.R. & Offerman SR. (2010) Journal of Emergency Medicine Vol.38 No.5   *subscription required

Gastric rupture after ingestion of liquid nitrogen Knudsen AR, Nielsen C & Christensen P. (2009) Ugeskrift for Læger (*Danish medical journal) Vol. 171 No. 7

Safety problems led to death BBC News (20/06/2000)

‘Complacent’ CSIRO contributed to death The Age (23/04/2007)

Méthode Traditionnelle (Sparkling Wine Production) Wikipedia

“On the Losses of Dissolved CO2 During Champagne Serving” Liger-Belair, G. et al (2010) Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry Vol. 58

“Uncorked: The Science of Champagne” Gerard Liger-Belair (2004)

“Diet Coke and Mentos: What is really behind this physical reaction?” Tonya S Coffey (2008)  American Journal of Physics Vol. 76 No. 6 *subscription required

Diet Coke and Mentos on David Letterman’s Late Show (1999) This is apparently the first time the demonstration appeared on television


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