Complexity Digest 2008.41 - 04.01
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Neural Correlates Of Economic Game Playing, Phil. Tran. Biol. Sc.
Excerpt: The theory of games provides a mathematical formalization of strategic choices, which have been studied in both economics and neuroscience, and more recently has become the focus of neuroeconomics experiments with human and non-human actors. This paper reviews the results from a number of game experiments that establish a unitary system for forming subjective expected utility maps in the brain, and acting on these maps to produce choices. Social situations require the brain to build an understanding of the other person using neuronal mechanisms that share affective and intentional mental states. These systems allow subjects to better predict other players' choices, (...).
- Source: Review. Neural Correlates Of Economic Game Playing
[ http://journals.royalsociety.org/content/e1556k47360658q8/?p=edab81b5020c4c4bb7f54983e40aa19a&pi=0 ], F. Krueger, J. Grafman, K. McCabe, DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2008.0165, Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences, 2008/10/01
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