Evolution of cooperation through indirect reciprocity.

  title={Evolution of cooperation through indirect reciprocity.},
  author={Olof Leimar and Peter Hammerstein},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={268 1468},
How can cooperation through indirect reciprocity evolve and what would it be like? This problem has previously been studied by simulating evolution in a small group of interacting individuals, assuming no gene flow between groups. In these simulations, certain 'image scoring' strategies were found to be the most successful. However, analytical arguments show that it would not be in an individual's interest to use these strategies. Starting with this puzzle, we investigate indirect reciprocity… CONTINUE READING
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