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Economic Game Shows How the Brain Builds Trust

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Science  01 Apr 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5718, pp. 36
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5718.36a

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On page 78, neuroscientists and economists report that studies of brain activity during an economic exchange game suggest that trust may stem from a cold calculation of expected rewards.