Neuroeconomics and the Ultimatum Game : A Glimpse into the Rationale of Fairness and its Role in the Brain

Introduction If a child is crying, a neuroscientist may say the tears are the result of a long pathway of neurotransmitters, synapses, axons, and action potentials. An evolutionary psychologist may argue that tears are an evolved behavior to request help from others. An economist may say the child is trying to maximize utility. Human decision-making can be… (More)