Liam Drew

Contributing Writer

Illustration of a flying albatross, a swimming basking shark and the Lévy walk paths they take.
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Random Search Wired Into Animals May Help Them Hunt

June 11, 2020

The nervous systems of foraging and predatory animals may prompt them to move along a special kind of random path called a Lévy walk to find food efficiently when no clues are available.

About the author

Liam Drew is a freelance writer and former neurobiologist. He mainly writes features covering neuroscience, biomedical research and evolution. His work has appeared in NatureNew ScientistThe GuardianAeon and Reader’s Digest.