Herding in humans
Raafat, Ramsey M., Chater, Nick and Frith, Chris. (2009) Herding in humans. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Vol.13 (No.10). pp. 420-428. ISSN 1364-6613Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2009.08.002
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 transmission of thoughts or behaviour between agents, and patterns of connections between agents. We show how bringing together the diverse, often disconnected, theoretical and methodological approaches illuminates the applicability of herding to many domains of cognition and suggest that cognitive neuroscience offers a novel approach to its study.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Behavioural Science
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Trends in Cognitive Sciences|
|Date:||14 September 2009|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 420-428|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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