Consistent Strategy Updating in Spatial and Non-Spatial Behavioral Experiments Does Not Promote Cooperation in Social Networks

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dc.contributor.author Grujić, Jelena
dc.contributor.author Röhl, Torsten
dc.contributor.author Semmann, Dirk
dc.contributor.author Milinski, Manfred
dc.contributor.author Traulsen, Arne
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-27T08:28:00Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-27T08:28:00Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-19
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation PLoS ONE 7 (2012) 11-e47718, pp.1-8
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/21465
dc.description.abstract The presence of costly cooperation between otherwise selfish actors is not trivial. A prominent mechanism that promotes cooperation is spatial population structure. However, recent experiments with human subjects report substantially lower level of cooperation then predicted by theoretical models. We analyze the data of such an experiment in which a total of 400 players play a Prisoner's Dilemma on a 4 x 4 square lattice in two treatments, either interacting via a fixed square lattice (15 independent groups) or with a population structure changing after each interaction (10 independent groups). We analyze the statistics of individual decisions and infer in which way they can be matched with the typical models of evolutionary game theorists. We find no difference in the strategy updating between the two treatments. However, the strategy updates are distinct from the most popular models which lead to the promotion of cooperation as shown by computer simulations of the strategy updating. This suggests that the promotion of cooperation by population structure is not as straightforward in humans as often envisioned in theoretical models.
dc.description.sponsorship This work has funding by the German Initiative of Excellence of the German Science Foundation (DFG). J.G.'s work was supported in part by The Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion (MICINN) (Spain) through grants PRODIEVO, MOSAICO, FPI, EEBB, and by Comunidad de Madrid (Spain) through grant MODELICO-CM). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher PLOS ONE
dc.rights © 2012, Authors
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
dc.title Consistent Strategy Updating in Spatial and Non-Spatial Behavioral Experiments Does Not Promote Cooperation in Social Networks
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0047718
dc.subject.eciencia Informática
dc.subject.eciencia Matemáticas
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0047718
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. FIS2011-22449/PRODIEVO
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. FIS2006-01485/MOSAICO
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. S2009/ESP-1691/MODELICO
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1
dc.identifier.publicationissue 11-e47718,
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 8
dc.identifier.publicationtitle PloS one
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 7
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000011199
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