How cooperation emerges in competing populations

Posted by on July 7, 2016 5:17 pm
Categories: health

Social behavior like reaching a consensus is a matter of cooperation. However, individuals in populations often spontaneously compete and only cooperate under certain conditions. These problems are so ubiquitous that physicists have now developed models to understand the underlying logic that drives competition. A new study shows the dynamics of competing agents with an evolving tendency to collaborate that are linked through a network modeled as a disordered square lattice.

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