Tamara Niella

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We examine the hypothesis that driven by a competition heuristic, people don't even reflect or consider whether a cooperation strategy may be better. As a paradigmatic example of this behavior we propose the zero-sum game fallacy, according to which people believe that resources are fixed even when they are not. We demonstrate that people only cooperate if(More)
The aggregation of many independent estimates can outperform the most accurate individual judgment. This centenarian finding, popularly known as the " wisdom of crowds " , has recently been applied to problems ranging from the diagnosis of cancer to financial forecasting. It is widely believed that the key to collective accuracy is to preserve the(More)
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