Self-organization Promotes the Evolution of Cooperation with Cultural Propagation

TitleSelf-organization Promotes the Evolution of Cooperation with Cultural Propagation
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsCortés-Berrueco, LE, Gershenson, C, Stephens, CR
EditorElmenreich, W, Dressler, F, Loreto, V
Book TitleSelf-Organizing Systems
Series TitleLecture Notes in Computer Science
CityBerlin Heidelberg
ISBN Number978-3-642-54139-1

In this paper three computational models for the study of the evolution of cooperation under cultural propagation are studied: Kin Selection, Direct Reciprocity and Indirect Reciprocity. Two analyzes are reported, one comparing their behavior between them and a second one identifying the impact that different parameters have in the model dynamics. The results of these analyzes illustrate how game transitions may occur depending of some parameters within the models and also explain how agents adapt to these transitions by individually choosing their attachment to a cooperative attitude. These parameters regulate how cooperation can self-organize under different circumstances. The emergence of the evolution of cooperation as a result of the agent's adapting processes is also discussed.