Example sentences for: payoffs

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  • Absolute values of payoffs will not alter the game itself.

  • As an example, animals which cooperate to remove ectoparasites from each other by allogrooming have formerly been thought to be in a Prisoner's Dilemma [ 31 32 ] . However, because ectoparasite burdens vary greatly among individuals (in European badgers, Meles meles , some individuals are recorded as having no ectoparasites while others can have over 100), the relative payoffs for different strategies and, therefore, the game individuals find themselves in, will depend on the relative differences between actors [ 33 ] . In the case of the badgers, ectoparasites carry lethal diseases, so coming into contact to engage in cooperative allogrooming carries the risk of further contamination, as well as the prospect of having one's own ectoparasites removed.

  • Neighbouring payoffs will overlap, and therefore destroy rankings for PD, a predictable number of times according to the following logic.

  • However, this will not salvage the situation as a Prisoner's Dilemma game, because the crucial criterion remains, exclusively, whether there are changes in the payoffs' rank order.

  • Analytical solutions to variations in payoffs


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