Optimised information gathering in smartphone users

@article{Ghosh2017OptimisedIG,
  title={Optimised information gathering in smartphone users},
  author={Arko Ghosh and Jean-Pascal Pfister and Matthew Cook},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2017},
  volume={abs/1701.02796}
}
Human activities from hunting to emailing are performed in a fractal-like scale invariant pattern. These patterns are considered efficient for hunting or foraging, but are they efficient for gathering information? Here we link the scale invariant pattern of inter-touch intervals on the smartphone to optimal strategies for information gathering. We recorded touchscreen touches in 65 individuals for a month and categorized the activity into checking for information vs. sharing content. For both… 

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