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23 Apr 2012

PNAS: Information transfer in human crowds

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Pedestrian crowds can form the substrate of important socially contagious behaviors including propagation of visual attention, violence, opinions and emotional state. However, relating individual to collective behavior is often difficult, and quantitative studies have largely employed laboratory experimentation. In the only previous study of gaze-following in human crowds, Stanley Milgram et al. (1969) instructed stimulus […]