The prisoner's dilemma without synchrony.

  title={The prisoner's dilemma without synchrony.},
  author={Marcus R. Frean},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={257 1348},
There are many situations in which biological organisms cooperate despite obvious incentives to do otherwise. Such situations are commonly modelled by using a paradigm known as the prisoner's dilemma. In this way cooperative behaviour has previously been shown to emerge in a model population of strategies. If players can make probabilistic choices, taking into account their co-player's previous action, a strategy known as 'generous tit for tat' dominates the long-term behaviour of such a… CONTINUE READING
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