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Experimental, cultural, and neural evidence of deliberate prosociality

Camerer, Colin F. (2013) Experimental, cultural, and neural evidence of deliberate prosociality. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17 (3). pp. 106-108. ISSN 1364-6613. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2013.01.009.

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A recent PNAS paper proposed that prosocial choice might be due to mistakes that disappear with learning. The authors’ method for comparing preferences and mistakes might prove useful in other species. However, human evidence from various treatments, cultures, and the brain support the idea that humans are prosocial rather than mistaken.

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Official Citation:Colin F. Camerer, Experimental, cultural, and neural evidence of deliberate prosociality, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Volume 17, Issue 3, March 2013, Pages 106-108, ISSN 1364-6613, 10.1016/j.tics.2013.01.009. (
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