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What kind of game is this "quick money sharing game"?
40)Why did the proverbial Good Samaritan cross the road
for the injured stranger? Perhaps he listened to his heart.
Not in the poetic sense, but literally. A new study has
highlighted the way cardiac feedback influences people’s
undergraduates were asked to read a
recruitment letter seeking volunteers while they
test-drove some heartrecording
equipment. Forty percent
of them who heard their heart beating fast agreed to
volunteer their time, as compared with 17 percent who
heard their heart beating at a normal speed. In the
second study, participants playing in a quick
game simply had to decide whether to
instruct their partner to pick Option A (more profitable
for the participant him or herself) or Option B (more
profitable for the partner).
It is an experiment, probably in the field of behavioural economics, game theory or psychology. The experimental subject has a very short time to choose between A and B, and the flow of money from one person to another varies with his or her choice. Without more context, we do not know what question is being investigated.