Game theory may help explain our motivation to embark on altruistic and social activities, researchers say.
While many people freeze while witnessing a violent event, researchers say nine times out of ten, at least one person will intervene to help the victim.
A new game theory model demonstrates how superstitious beliefs become established in a society's social norms. The model shows how distinct belief systems can evolve as a coordinated set of behaviors which are enforced by a consistent set of social norms.
Researchers used Nash equilibrium game theory and adaptive control to program a robot that can better understand its human user's behavior. This allows the robot to anticipate and respond to the human's movements.
A new study provides evidence that population density changes how individuals act.