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Emergence of language

Nature Physics volume 3, pages 758760 (2007) | Download Citation

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Our social behaviour has evolved primarily through contact with a limited number of other individuals. Yet as a species we exhibit uniformities on a global scale. This kind of emergent behaviour is familiar territory for statistical physicists.

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  1. Department of Physics, 'Sapienza' Università di Roma and SMC, INFM-CNR, Piazzale A. Moro 2, 00185 Roma, Italy

    • Vittorio Loreto
  2. Complex Networks Lagrange Laboratory, ISI Foundation, Viale S. Severo 65, 10133, Torino, Italy  vittorio.loreto@roma1.infn.it

    • Vittorio Loreto
  3. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium  steels@arti.vub.ac.be

    • Luc Steels
  4. Sony Computer Science Laboratory, 6 rue Amyot, 75005 Paris, France

    • Luc Steels

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