Experimental Assessment of the Emergence of Awareness and Its Influence on Behavioral Changes: The Everyaware Lesson

  • Pietro Gravino
  • Alina Sîrbu
  • Martin Becker
  • Vito D. P. Servedio
  • Vittorio Loreto
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Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)

Abstract

The emergence of awareness is deeply connected to the process of learning. In fact, by learning that high sound levels may harm one’s health, that noise levels that we estimate as innocuous may be dangerous, that there exist an alternative path we can walk to go to work and minimize our exposure to air pollution, etc., citizens will be able to understand the environment around them and act consequently to go toward a more sustainable world.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pietro Gravino
    • 1
  • Alina Sîrbu
    • 2
  • Martin Becker
    • 3
    • 4
  • Vito D. P. Servedio
    • 1
    • 5
  • Vittorio Loreto
    • 1
    • 6
    • 7
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentSapienza UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Department for Artificial Intelligence and Applied Computer ScienceUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany
  4. 4.L3S Research CenterLeibniz UniversitätHannoverGermany
  5. 5.Institute for Complex Systems (ISC-CNR)RomeItaly
  6. 6.Complex Networks and Systems Lagrange LaboratoryInstitute for Scientific Interchange FoundationTurinItaly
  7. 7.SONY-CSL Computer Science LabParisFrance

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