Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/25171
Authors: 
Matthey, Astrid
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
SFB 649 discussion paper 2006,088
Abstract: 
Three results emerge from a simple experiment on imitation. First, I find behavior which strongly suggests an intention to imitate. Second, players imitate successful other players rather than repeating successful actions. Third, to find imitation examples, players use several periods of memory. This lends support to learning models with a non-trivial role of memory. The experiment analyzes imitation in an individual learning context. It supplements the results obtained for imitation in evolutionary processes.
Subjects: 
imitation
learning
memory
experiments
JEL: 
D01
D83
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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