Nicholas Christakis

Nicholas Christakis: Como as redes sociais predizem epidemias

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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).

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Nicholas Christakis · 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.

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.