BioND — Dynamics of Biological Networks

Consensus time and conformity in the adaptive voter model

Tim Rogers and Thilo Gross
Physical Review E 88, 030102-5, 2013.


Consensus Time.

The adaptive voter model is a paradigmatic model in the study of opinion formation. Here we propose an extension for this model, in which conflicts are resolved by obtaining another opinion, and analytically study the time required for consensus to emerge. Our results shed light on the rich phenomenology of both the original and extended adaptive voter models, including a dynamical phase transition in the scaling behavior of the mean time to consensus.