Understanding the Heavy Tailed Dynamics in Human Behavior

@article{Ross2015UnderstandingTH,
  title={Understanding the Heavy Tailed Dynamics in Human Behavior},
  author={Gordon J. Ross and Tim Jones},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2015},
  volume={91 6},
  pages={
          062809
        }
}
  • Gordon J. RossTim Jones
  • Published 7 May 2015
  • Biology
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
The recent availability of electronic data sets containing large volumes of communication data has made it possible to study human behavior on a larger scale than ever before. From this, it has been discovered that across a diverse range of data sets, the interevent times between consecutive communication events obey heavy-tailed power law dynamics. Explaining this has proved controversial, and two distinct hypotheses have emerged. The first holds that these power laws are fundamental, and… 

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