Pattern Recognition, SIRN and Decision Making

  • Juval PortugaliEmail author
Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)


In this chapter we elaborate on Haken’s demonstration that the synergetic paradigm of pattern recognition can be used as a conceptual and mathematical framework for the study of decision making in general and in the context of cities in particular. The elaboration includes an extension concerning cognitive mapping, a reference to Tversky and Kahneman’s studies on the psychology of decision making, and a reformulation in terms of the notions of IRN and SIRN as elaborated in Chap. 7. The discussion throughout the chapter follows the above description.


Pattern Recognition External Representation Unknown Data Planning Team Attention Parameter 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Geography and the Human EnvironmentTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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