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Players of Matching Pennies automatically imitate opponents' gestures against strong incentives.

Abstract:

There is a large body of evidence of apparently spontaneous mimicry in humans. This phenomenon has been described as "automatic imitation" and attributed to a mirror neuron system, but there is little direct evidence that it is involuntary rather than intentional. Cook et al. supplied the first such evidence in a unique strategic game design that gave all subjects a pecuniary incentive to avoid imitation [Cook R, Bird G, Lünser G, Huck S, Heyes C (2012) Proc Biol Sci 279(1729):780-786]. Subje...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1073/pnas.1209981110

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Author
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume:
110
Issue:
8
Pages:
2763-2768
Publication date:
2013-02-19
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
URN:
uuid:96c6e7fd-e231-4fc6-9998-b577ea72501c
Source identifiers:
384270
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pubs:384270

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