Network science on belief system dynamics under logic constraints

Noah E. Friedkin, Anton V. Proskurnikov, Roberto Tempo, Sergey E. Parsegov

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Abstract

Breakthroughs have been made in algorithmic approaches to understanding how individuals in a group influence each other to reach a consensus. However, what happens to the group consensus if it depends on several statements, one of which is proven false? Here, we show how the existence of logical constraints on beliefs affect the collective convergence to a shared belief system and, in contrast, how an idiosyncratic set of arbitrarily linked beliefs held by a few may become held by many.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-326
Number of pages6
JournalScience
Volume354
Issue number6310
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes

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