Upstream reciprocity in heterogeneous networks.

@article{Iwagami2010UpstreamRI,
  title={Upstream reciprocity in heterogeneous networks.},
  author={Akio Iwagami and Naoki Masuda},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={265 3},
  pages={297-305}
}
Many mechanisms for the emergence and maintenance of altruistic behavior in social dilemma situations have been proposed. Indirect reciprocity is one such mechanism, where other-regarding actions of a player are eventually rewarded by other players with whom the original player has not interacted. The upstream reciprocity (also called generalized indirect reciprocity) is a type of indirect reciprocity and represents the concept that those helped by somebody will help other unspecified players… CONTINUE READING

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