The Neurobiology of Trust

@article{Zak2008TheNO,
  title={The Neurobiology of Trust},
  author={Paul J. Zak and Robert Kurzban and William T. Matzner},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={1032}
}
Abstract: This is the first report that endogenous oxytocin in humans is related to social behaviors, which is consistent with a large animal literature. Subjects are put into a social dilemma in which absent communication, cooperative behavior can benefit both parties randomly assigned to a dyad. The dilemma arises because one participant must make a monetary sacrifice to signal the degree of trust in the other before the other's behavioral response is known. We show that receipt of a signal… Expand
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