How synchronized human networks escape local minima

Elad Shniderman, Yahav Avraham, Shir Shahal, Hamootal Duadi, Nir Davidson, Moti Fridman

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Finding the global minimum in complex networks while avoiding local minima is challenging in many types of networks. We study the dynamics of complex human networks and observed that humans have different methods to avoid local minima than other networks. Humans can change the coupling strength between them or change their tempo. This leads to different dynamics than other networks and makes human networks more robust and better resilient against perturbations. We observed high-order vortex states, oscillation death, and amplitude death, due to the unique dynamics of the network. This research may have implications in politics, economics, pandemic control, decision-making, and predicting the dynamics of networks with artificial intelligence.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
StateIn preparation - 2 Oct 2023


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