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Forgetfulness can help you win games

Burridge, James; Gao, Yu; Mao, Yong

Authors

James Burridge

Yu Gao

YONG MAO yong.mao@nottingham.ac.uk
Associate Professor



Abstract

We present a simple game model where agents with different memory lengths compete for finite resources. We show by simulation and analytically that an instability exists at a critical memory length, and as a result, different memory lengths can compete and coexist in a dynamical equilibrium. Our analytical formulation makes a connection to statistical urn models, and we show that temperature is mirrored by the agent’s memory. Our simple model of memory may be incorporated into other game models with implications that we briefly discuss.

Citation

Burridge, J., Gao, Y., & Mao, Y. (2015). Forgetfulness can help you win games. Physical Review E, 92, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.92.032119

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 26, 2015
Publication Date Sep 14, 2015
Deposit Date Jul 11, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jul 11, 2016
Journal Physical Review E
Print ISSN 2470-0045
Electronic ISSN 1550-2376
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 92
Article Number 032119
DOI https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.92.032119
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/34751
Publisher URL http://journals.aps.org/pre/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevE.92.032119
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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