When in Rome, should you really do as the Romans do? In episode 50, Wataru Toyokawa from the University of Konstanz in Germany discusses how observing and imitating others in crowds can at times enhance collective ‘wisdom’ … while other times it can lead to collective ‘madness.’ His article, “Social learning strategies regulate the wisdom and madness of interactive crowds” (open-access preprint here), co-authored with Andrew Whalen and Kevin N. Laland, was published on January 21, 2019, in the journal Nature Human Behaviour.

Wisdom & Madness of Crowds - Wataru Toyokawa
Wisdom & Madness of Crowds - Wataru Toyokawa
Wisdom & Madness of Crowds - Wataru Toyokawa Wisdom & Madness of Crowds - Wataru Toyokawa
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Doug Leigh & Ryan Watkins

How to Cite

Leigh, D., Watkins, R., & Toyokawa, W.. (2019, May 28). Parsing Science – Wisdom & Madness of Crowds. figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.8198426

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What’s The Angle? by Shane Ivers

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