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New Research Sheds Light on the Spread of Superstitions

April 23, 2019

It is probably fair to say that most people are well aware of the irrational nature of superstitious…
Punishment may not be Superior to Defection in Promoting Social Cohesion

December 28, 2017

Human societies maintain their cohesion through a mix of cooperation, competition and punishment. The latter is commonly held…
Game theory could improve cyberwarfare strategy

March 3, 2017

Whether a nation should retaliate against a cyber attack is a complicated decision, and a new framework guided…
Game Theory Researchers Find People to be Naturally Predisposed to “Freeloading”

September 30, 2016

A new paper, recently published in the journal Games and Economic Behaviour, finds that most people have a…
Game Theory Casts Doubt on Cooperation

February 17, 2015

The best-regarded solutions to the famous Prisoner’s Dilemma – a canonical game theory thought-experiment where players must decide…
Behavioral studies suggest that humans cooperate more than assumed by economists

October 20, 2014

Human ability to cooperate can be startling. From a seemingly natural instinct to help each other among friends,…
Philosopher uses game theory to understand how words, actions acquire meaning

July 22, 2014

Why does the word “dog” have meaning? If you say “dog” to a friend, why does your friend…
Culture influences strategy in online coordination game

July 18, 2014

People strategize better with those from their own culture and they are poor at predicting the behaviour of…
Surprising Results from Game Theory Studies

June 10, 2014

If you’re trying to outwit the competition, it might be better to have been born a chimpanzee, according…
Sharing and giving during adolescence: an experimental study

April 16, 2014

Lots of research works in the contemporary social science are devoted to the exploration of the so called…
‘Math detective’ analyzes odds for suspicious lottery wins

April 16, 2014

When investigative reporter Lawrence Mower decided to dig into public records for the winners of the Florida Lottery, he noticed…
Can math models of gaming strategies be used to detect terrorism networks?

May 17, 2013

The answer is yes, according to a paper in the SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics. In a paper published in the journal…
Bringing new life to a ‘dead’ language

April 26, 2013

Choose your character, write spells, map the dungeon and move up levels. It sounds like Dungeons and Dragons,…
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