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  • Nonverbal social interactions – even with unfriendly avatars – boost cooperation, study finds

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    With their colleagues, U. of I. psychology professors Sanda Dolcos, left, and Florin Dolcos used animated avatars to study how nonverbal cues influence cooperation and decision-making.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Matthew Moore, email mmoore16@illinois.edu.
    To reach Florin Dolcos, email fdolcos@illinois.edu.
    To reach Sanda Dolcos, email sdolcos@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Electrophysiological correlates of social decision-making: An EEG investigation of a modified ultimatum game” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1162/jocn_a_01782