Nicholas Christakis:
Nicholas Christakis: Como as redes sociais predizem epidemias

TED@Cannes · 17:54 · Filmed Jun 2010
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Depois de mapear as intricadas redes sociais humanas, Nicholas Christakis e o colega James Fowler começaram a investigar como esta informação podia melhorar as nossas vidas. Agora, ele revela as descobertas acabadinhas de publicar: estas redes podem ser usadas para detectar epidemias mais cedo que nunca, desde a propagação de ideias inovadoras a comportamentos de risco ou viroses (como o H1N1).

Physician, social scientist
Nicholas Christakis explores how the large-scale, face-to-face social networks in which we are embedded affect our lives, and what we can do to take advantage of this fact. Full bio
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