Scale-Invariant Transition Probabilities in Free Word Association Trajectories

  title={Scale-Invariant Transition Probabilities in Free Word Association Trajectories},
  author={Mart{\'i}n Elias Costa and Flavia Bonomo and Mariano Sigman},
  booktitle={Front. Integr. Neurosci.},
Free-word association has been used as a vehicle to understand the organization of human thoughts. The original studies relied mainly on qualitative assertions, yielding the widely intuitive notion that trajectories of word associations are structured, yet considerably more random than organized linguistic text. Here we set to determine a precise characterization of this space, generating a large number of word association trajectories in a web implemented game. We embedded the trajectories in… CONTINUE READING

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