Volume 45, Number 4, July-August 2014
|Page(s)||21 - 23|
|Published online||22 August 2014|
Mental ability and common sense in an artificial society
AGH University of Science and Technology – Faculty of Physics and Applied
Computer Science – al. Mickiewicza 30 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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Having equally valid premises pro and contra, what does a rational human being prefer? The answer is: nothing. We designed a test of this kind and applied it to an artificial society, characterized by a given level of mental ability. A stream of messages from media is supplemented by ongoing interpersonal communication. The result is that high ability leads to wellbalanced opinions, while low ability produces extreme opinions.
© European Physical Society, EDP Sciences, 2014
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