Herding in humans

  title={Herding in humans},
  author={R. Raafat and N. Chater and C. Frith},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  • R. Raafat, N. Chater, C. Frith
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • Herding is a form of convergent social behaviour that can be broadly defined as the alignment of the thoughts or behaviours of individuals in a group (herd) through local interaction and without centralized coordination. We suggest that herding has a broad application, from intellectual fashion to mob violence; and that understanding herding is particularly pertinent in an increasingly interconnected world. An integrated approach to herding is proposed, describing two key issues: mechanisms of… CONTINUE READING
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