About the Authors

Andrea Baronchelli

Affiliation Laboratory for the Modeling of Biological and Socio-technical Systems, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Nick Chater

Affiliation Behavioural Science Group, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom

Morten H. Christiansen

Affiliations Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

Romualdo Pastor-Satorras


Affiliation Departament de Fisica i Enginyeria Nuclear, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AB NC MHC RP-S. Performed the experiments: AB RP-S. Analyzed the data: AB RP-S. Wrote the paper: AB NC MHC RP-S.