Social cognition

Crowd behaviour challenges our fundamental understanding of social phenomena. Involving complex interactions between multiple organizational levels and spanning a variety of temporal and spatial scales of activity, its governing mechanisms defy conventional analysis.

This research line is focused on the dynamics of global collective phenomena in large-scale digitally connected human groups, with an emphasis in defining how collective agency is constituted and what general mechanisms operate underlying it.


Aguilera, M (2016). Rhythms of the collective brain: Metastable synchronization and cross-scale interactions in connected multitudes. arXiv preprint arXiv:1611.06831.

Monterde, A, Calleja-López, A, Aguilera, M, Barandiaran, XE, & Postill, J (2015). Multitudinous identities: a qualitative and network analysis of the 15M collective identity. Information, Communication and Society, doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2015.1043315

Aguilera, M, Morer, I, Barandiaran, XE & Bedia, MG (2013). Quantifying Political Self-Organization in Social Media. Fractal patterns in the Spanish 15M movement on Twitter. In P. Lio, O. Miglino, G. Nicosia, S. Nolfi & M. Pavone (Eds.), Advances in Artificial Life: ECAL 2013 (pp. 395-402).