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Cognitive resource allocation determines the organization of personal networks

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The typical human personal social network contains about 150 relationships including kin, friends, and acquaintances, organized into a set of hierarchically inclusive layers of increasing size but decreasing emotional intensity. Data from a number of different sources reveal that these inclusive layers exhibit a constant scaling ratio of [Formula: see text] While the overall size of the networks has been connected to our cognitive capacity, no mechanism explaining why the networks present a l...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1073/pnas.1719233115

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0000-0002-5467-4284
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0000-0001-9890-9367
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University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division
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Experimental Psychology
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National Academy of Sciences Publisher's website
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal website
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115
Issue:
33
Pages:
8316-8321
Publication date:
2018-07-26
Acceptance date:
2018-04-24
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1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
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pubs:905060
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uri:da9aeb60-4612-4502-be87-a2d053347088
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