Pattern Recognition, SIRN and Decision Making
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.