January 2017

MIT biophysicists use "the envelope game" to describe personal relations

"The envelope game", a framework developed by PED's Martin Nowak, Erez Yoeli, and Moshe Hoffman, gets a shoutout from MIT researchers who used it to find similarities between apparently unrelated types of interpersonal relations:

MIT postdoc Alfonso Pérez-Escudero and colleagues analyzed how these manipulation and preferential interaction mechanisms play out in 'the envelope game," a framework developed by Harvard University researchers Martin Nowak, Erez Yoeli, and Moshe Hoffman. "These are two situations that, in principle, I wouldn't put together, and thanks to the framework that these researchers developed, we realized that they belong to the same family of situations," Pérez-Escudero says. 

Read the full article at phys.org: Biophysicists apply mathematics from evolutionary biology to describe personal relations