Language is a tool which codes relationships.
Some languages have a much (MUCH) greater variety of ways to code relationships (i.e. Bulgarian) so beware the literature review which only samples cultures with a limited vocabulary for familial relations (i.e. English). Anthropology has been really good about recording the linguistic coding for relations but I couldn't point you to any studies which combined that with SNA-style memory studies.
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[SOCNET] Question regarding the human mind's capacity to make sense of network structures
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I am wondering whether someone could point me to research on the human mind's capacity to map and make sense of (social) network structures independently from any external tools. In other words: Up to which number of actors and ties are we able to understand network structures fairly well?
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