Navigation Links
A majority prefers letting computers decide
Date:3/19/2014

one euro each only, or whether they wanted to have a higher amount i.e., 6 euros divided up. However, the latter variant came with a risk. So, for example, the other player might get as much as 5.60 euros while the Bonn player would be left with only 40 Cents. The actual dividing of the amount, which came in a second step, could be left either to one's partner or to the computer. However, the computer gave out exactly the same decisions as the real test subjects. "So, from the point of view of winnings, there was no difference whether the other player or the machine divided the amount," explained Prof. Weber. "And the subjects had explicitly been told so from the very start."

Even though the winnings were exactly the same in the end, more subjects put their trust into the computer. When the money was divided by the computer, 63 percent of subjects trusted the process and only 37 percent preferred taking just the one euro. But if the arrangement was that the human partners would make the decision, only 49 percent of test subjects trusted them 51 percent would rather take the more secure, small amount. "These results show that more subjects prefer to leave risky decisions in which they may be betrayed to an impersonal device, thus avoiding the negative feeling that comes from having wrongly trusted a human," said Prof. Weber, adding that obviously a breach of trust committed by an impersonal computer was less emotionally stressful than if had been a private business partner.

The brain's frontal insula was especially active

The University of Bonn's subjects also showed interesting brain activities as measured in MRI scans. In the process of making financial decisions, the frontal insula was especially active when it was another player who made the decision on how to divide the amount. "This area of the brain is always involved when negative emotions such as pain, disappointment or fear are activated," explained Prof. Weber. He a
'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Bernd Weber
bernd.weber@ukb.uni-bonn.de
49-228-688-5262
University of Bonn
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. NYU researchers find majority of Latinas are unaware of their risk of diabetes
2. International study shows majority of children unaware of cigarette warning labels
3. Merrill DataSite Releases New Comments: Majority of FDI Starting to Flow Into Emerging Markets
4. Minority physicians care for a majority of underserved patients in the US
5. Small Business Majority -- 2013 Spells Year of Big Changes, Uncertainty for America’s Small Business Community
6. Majority of Americans avoid addressing end-of-life issues, according to new study
7. Study: Majority of epilepsy surgery patients enjoy improvement in their physical and social well-being
8. Unhappy meals? Majority of very young children in California eat fast food at least once a week
9. Non-radiologists perform majority of ultrasound-guided invasive procedures, study suggests
10. Majority of Carriers Are Participating on Only One SHOP, Atlantic Information Services Survey Finds
11. Study: Majority of patients who qualify for lifesaving heart treatment do not receive it
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
A majority prefers letting computers decide
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Anthony J. Tantillo, Esq., Attorney from William ... third consecutive year in a row. Through nomination, research and strategic evaluation processes, ... in Niagara Falls, New York, Tantillo is a Buffalo State College graduate of 1998. ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... ... A new episode of “Voices In America”, hosted by famous actor and ... arthritis. There are over 100 different types of arthritis. One of the most popular ... effort to shed light on this important topic. , Anyone who is nearing their ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... September is Baby Safety Month, and ... labels and stickers to keep little ones' safety top of mind at all times. ... a particular focus. According to the JPMA's Baby Safety Zone website, this year's theme ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... professionals, PRESENT e-Learning Systems, has become a leader in podiatric, ... residency education. The Superbones Superwounds Conferences place top national speakers at the podium ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... , ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... today announced the release of ten hours of new premium on-demand video ... Certification members. , Athletic Trainers certified before 2014 must complete 50 CEUs before ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Lightning Labels Can Help Make A Difference This Baby Safety Month 2Health News:Lightning Labels Can Help Make A Difference This Baby Safety Month 3Health News:PRESENT e-Learning Systems Announces their 2016 Podiatry and Wound Care Medical Education Conference Schedule 2Health News:Evidence Based Practice Courses: CEUs For Athletic Trainers Just Released 2
... Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities has been ... the National Childrens Study, a nationwide project designed to ... childrens health in the United States. The study center ... the largest study of child health ever conducted in ...
... talking Mitt,Romney is heading back to the Granite ... veto of legislation that would provide health care ... September 25,2007] Despite recent polls showing that seven ... provided health insurance to 10 million children,across the ...
... October 4, 2007 A group working at the ... with the University of Pavia has discovered that telomeres, ... that progressively shorten every time a cell divides, also ... Science Express, calls into question our understanding of how ...
... Week on Capitol Hill Drives,Efforts to Increase Research, ... Calif., Oct. 4 The Coalition for,Pulmonary Fibrosis ... fifth,annual National IPF Awareness Week, which included meetings ... need to fund new research into,idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis ...
... following statement was issued,today by the law firms Schiffrin ... LLC: Out of public health concerns and in ... E. coli contaminated ground beef products,SCHIFFRIN BARROWAY TOPAZ & ... a registry for victims of E. coli poisoning to ...
... The Academy of General,Dentistry (AGD) was extremely ... State Children,s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP),reauthorization bill. The ... of Congress included many important and beneficial dental,provisions ... our nation,s,children. However, President Bush, who had threatened ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:UCLA to lead local study center in landmark government study of child health 2Health News:UCLA to lead local study center in landmark government study of child health 3Health News:UCLA to lead local study center in landmark government study of child health 4Health News:DNC: Romney an (S)CHIP Off the Bush Republican Block 2Health News:DNC: Romney an (S)CHIP Off the Bush Republican Block 3Health News:New telomere discovery could help explain why cancer cells never stop dividing 2Health News:CPF Urges Congress to Increase Funding for IPF Research in 2009 Federal Budget 2Health News:CPF Urges Congress to Increase Funding for IPF Research in 2009 Federal Budget 3Health News:CPF Urges Congress to Increase Funding for IPF Research in 2009 Federal Budget 4Health News:Establishment of Topps Meat Recall Registry for Victims of E. Coli Poisoning 2Health News:Establishment of Topps Meat Recall Registry for Victims of E. Coli Poisoning 3Health News:AGD Concerned With Presidential Veto of SCHIP Reauthorization Bill 2Health News:AGD Concerned With Presidential Veto of SCHIP Reauthorization Bill 3
(Date:8/31/2015)... Aug. 31, 2015  Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: ... company developing products that address unmet medical needs ... announced today it has completed enrollment of the ... Committee (DRC) earlier this year, into the company,s ... first-in-class innate defense regulator (IDR) and is being ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... 2015  Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AST), ... of regenerative medicine, today announced that the third ... -based Rush University Medical Center in a ... doses of AST-OPC1 (oligodendrocyte progenitor cells) in newly ... spinal cord injury (SCI). This represents the final ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... N.J. and STAMFORD, Conn. ... pharmaceutical subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd., and Purdue Pharma ... worldwide collaboration agreement for the development and commercialization of ... orexin receptor antagonist entering Phase III clinical development for ... terms of the agreement, Eisai and Purdue Pharma will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Soligenix Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment into its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of SGX942 for the Treatment of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients 2Soligenix Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment into its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of SGX942 for the Treatment of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients 3Soligenix Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment into its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of SGX942 for the Treatment of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients 4Soligenix Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment into its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of SGX942 for the Treatment of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients 5Soligenix Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment into its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of SGX942 for the Treatment of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients 6Asterias Biotherapeutics Concludes Recruitment of Initial Safety Cohort of the SCiStar Phase 1/2a Dose-Escalation Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 for Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Concludes Recruitment of Initial Safety Cohort of the SCiStar Phase 1/2a Dose-Escalation Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 for Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Concludes Recruitment of Initial Safety Cohort of the SCiStar Phase 1/2a Dose-Escalation Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 for Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 4Asterias Biotherapeutics Concludes Recruitment of Initial Safety Cohort of the SCiStar Phase 1/2a Dose-Escalation Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 for Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 5Asterias Biotherapeutics Concludes Recruitment of Initial Safety Cohort of the SCiStar Phase 1/2a Dose-Escalation Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 for Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 6Eisai and Purdue Pharma Enter Worldwide Collaboration to Develop and Commercialize Lemborexant 2Eisai and Purdue Pharma Enter Worldwide Collaboration to Develop and Commercialize Lemborexant 3Eisai and Purdue Pharma Enter Worldwide Collaboration to Develop and Commercialize Lemborexant 4Eisai and Purdue Pharma Enter Worldwide Collaboration to Develop and Commercialize Lemborexant 5
... , HELSINKI, Dec. 14 Cancer ... with the introduction of RapidArc® radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical ... radiotherapy clinic in the Nordic region. Clinicians at Docrates Clinic ... radiotherapy to treat patients with multiple brain metastases and cancers ...
... , WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. ... authority on medical technology market intelligence, increased use of safety ... be a key driver of the enteral feeding device markets ... and European Markets for Enteral Feeding Devices 2010 report ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cancer Patients in Finland Gain Access to Advanced RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments 2Cancer Patients in Finland Gain Access to Advanced RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments 3Enteral Feeding Device Market To Generate More Than $700 Million in the US & Europe by 2014 2Enteral Feeding Device Market To Generate More Than $700 Million in the US & Europe by 2014 3
... Splint is constructed of a durable heat moldable ... flexor tendons of the hand and fingers from ... in the later stages of the healing process. ... hand and positions the wrist at 30° of ...
Bunell Mini-Modified Safety Finger Pin reduces PIP flexion contractures....
... FoamWrap Finger Trappers are ideal for ... restore finger motion. Finger Trappers' non-slip foam ... place the fingers in traction. These are ... size. Sold in packages of 5 and ...
... physiological causes of minor knee pain like ... in concert with the motion of the ... and patellar tendon and assisting in the ... plastic support with high density foam padding ...
Medicine Products: