Fractal multi-level organisation of human groups in a virtual world

  title={Fractal multi-level organisation of human groups in a virtual world},
  author={Benedikt Fuchs and D. Sornette and S. Thurner},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  • Benedikt Fuchs, D. Sornette, S. Thurner
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology, Computer Science, Sociology, Medicine, Physics
  • Scientific Reports
  • Humans are fundamentally social. They form societies which consist of hierarchically layered nested groups of various quality, size, and structure. The anthropologic literature has classified these groups as support cliques, sympathy groups, bands, cognitive groups, tribes, linguistic groups, and so on. Anthropologic data show that, on average, each group consists of approximately three subgroups. However, a general understanding of the structural dependence of groups at different layers is… CONTINUE READING
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