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Are two heads better than one?

Kanai, Ryota and Banissy, Michael J.. 2010. Are two heads better than one? Scientific American, na. [Article]

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From coalition governments to teams of scientists, the notion that “two heads are better than one” is the en vogue approach to problem-solving these days.

The premise is simple: We perform better and make more sensible decisions by putting our heads together than by working alone. For example, let’s say that there are two stock traders – Warren and Ben. The notion is that if they work together to pick stocks they will make more profit than if they work in isolation.

But is this true? And, if so, is this the case all of the time or are there some situations in which they’ll benefit more from collaboration than others? What factors influence this? And what will maximize the success of the collaboration?

Item Type:

Article

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
31 August 2010Published

Item ID:

6182

Date Deposited:

14 Nov 2011 09:33

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 13:03

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/6182

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