Whether others were treated equally affects neural responses to unfairness in the Ultimatum Game.

@article{Zheng2015WhetherOW,
  title={Whether others were treated equally affects neural responses to unfairness in the Ultimatum Game.},
  author={Li Zheng and Xiuyan Guo and Lei Zhu and Jian-qi Li and Luguang Chen and Zoltan Dienes},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  year={2015},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={461-6}
}
People expect to be treated equivalently as others in like circumstances. The present study investigated that whether and how equal or unequal treatments of others in like circumstances affected individuals' responses to unfairness through justifying their reference points for fairness considerations. Twenty-five participants were scanned while they were playing an adapted version of the Ultimatum Game as responders. During the experiment, the participant was not only informed of the offer… CONTINUE READING

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