A Rock Ant (Temnothorax albipennis) (image) University of Bristol Share Print E-Mail Caption A new study of rock ants (Temnothorax albipennis) conducted by Edmund Hunt and colleagues at the University of Bristol, UK suggests that ants don't get distracted by social information when on the move, only fully responding to it when at rest. Such sporadic monitoring of the social environment may reduce information overload and enhance the robustness of complex societies. Credit Edmund Hunt, University of Bristol, UK Usage Restrictions Image is for single use only to illustrate articles on the Royal Society Open Science paper 'Ants determine their next move at rest: motor planning and causality in complex systems' by Edmund R. Hunt et al and is not to be archived Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.