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Cooperation in the snowdrift game on directed small-world networks under self-questioning and noisy conditions, Computer Physics Communications
Excerpt: Cooperation in the evolutionary snowdrift game with a self-questioning updating mechanism is studied on annealed and quenched small-world networks with directed couplings. (...) Fair amounts of noise were found to break the observed symmetry and further weaken cooperation at relatively large values of r. However, in the absence of noise, the self-questioning mechanism recovers symmetrical behavior and elevates altruism even under large-reward conditions. Our results suggest that an updating mechanism of this type is necessary to stabilize cooperation in a spatially structured environment which is otherwise detrimental to cooperative behavior, especially at high cost-to-benefit ratios. Additionally, we employ component and local stability analyses to better understand the nature of the manifested dynamics.
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[ http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpc.2010.08.018 ], Tian Qiu, Tarik Hadzibeganovic, Guang Chen, Li-Xin Zhong, Xiao-Run Wu, DOI: 10.1016/j.cpc.2010.08.018, Computer Physics Communications Volume 181, Issue 12, Pages 2057-2062, 2010/12