Cognitive mechanisms for human flocking dynamics

  title={Cognitive mechanisms for human flocking dynamics},
  author={Seth Frey and Robert L. Goldstone},
  journal={Journal of Computational Social Science},
Low-level “adaptive” and higher-level “sophisticated” human reasoning processes have been proposed to play opposing roles in the emergence of unpredictable collective behaviors such as crowd panics, traffic jams, and market bubbles. While adaptive processes are widely recognized drivers of emergent social complexity, complementary theories of sophistication predict that incentives, education, and other inducements to rationality will suppress it. We show in a series of multiplayer laboratory… 

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