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Scientists Develop Novel Use of Neurotechnology to Solve Classic Social Problem
September 10, 2009
Economists and neuroscientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have shown that they can use information obtained through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) measurements of whole-brain activity to create feasible, efficient and fair solutions to one of the stickiest dilemmas in economics: the public goods free-rider problem-long thought to be unsolvable.
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