## Decision Making: A Psychophysics Application of Network Science, Center for Nonlinear Science, University of North Texas, USA, 10-13 January 2010This invaluable book captures the proceedings of a workshop that brought together a group of distinguished scientists from a variety of disciplines to discuss how networking influences decision making. The individual lectures interconnect psychological testing, the modeling of neuron networks and brain dynamics to the transport of information within and between complex networks. Of particular importance was the introduction of a new principle that governs how complex networks talk to one another OCo the Principle of Complexity Management (PCM). PCM establishes that the transfer of information from a stimulating complex network to a responding complex network is determined by how the complexity indices of the two networks are related. The response runs the gamut from being independent of the perturbation to being completely dominated by it, depending on the complexity mismatch. |

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### Contents

1 Overview of ARO program on network science for human decision making BJ West | 1 |

2 Viewing the extended mind hypothesis Clark Chambers in terms of complex systems dynamics G Werner | 21 |

Deriving a network of psychophysical equations KH Norwich | 39 |

4 The collective brain E Tagliazucchi and DR Chialvo | 57 |

5 Acquiring longrange memory through adaptive avalanches S Boettcher | 81 |

From infinitely slow to instantaneous transition to equilibrium NW Hollingshad P Grigolini and P Allegrini | 99 |

7 Coherence and complexity M Bologna E Geneston P Grigolini M Turalska and M Lukovic | 119 |

8 Quakes in complex systems as a signature of cooperation E Geneston and P Grigolini | 135 |

9 Renewal processes in the critical brain P Allegrini P Paradisi D Menicucci and A Gemignani | 161 |

10 The principle of complexity management BJ West and P Grigolini | 181 |

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