Dynamical Trap Effect in Virtual Stick Balancing

  • Arkady Zgonnikov
  • Ihor Lubashevsky
  • Maxim Mozgovoy
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


We present the experimental evidence of the dynamical traps model describing the human fuzzy rationality in the dynamical systems framework. The results of the experiments on virtual stick balancing are compared to the results of the previous studies on the dynamical trap effect. According to the results obtained, we suggest that the dynamical traps model actually captures certain essential features of human fuzzy rationality and therefore may serve as an alternative to the traditional notion of stable equilibrium in describing the behavior of human as an element of complex social systems.


Mathematical modeling Emergence mechanism Human fuzzy rationality Dynamical traps 



The work was supported in part by the JSPS “Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research” Program, Grant no. 245404100001.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arkady Zgonnikov
    • 1
  • Ihor Lubashevsky
    • 1
  • Maxim Mozgovoy
    • 1
  1. 1.Complex Systems Modeling LabUniversity of AizuAizu-Wakamatsu CityJapan

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