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Research Article

Cooperation Prevails When Individuals Adjust Their Social Ties

  • Francisco C Santos,

    Affiliation: Computer and Decision Engineering Department, Institut de Recherches Interdisciplinaires et de Développements en Intelligence Artificielle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Jorge M Pacheco,

    Affiliations: Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Physics of the Faculty of Science, Center for Theoretical and Computational Physics, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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  • Tom Lenaerts mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: tlenaert@vub.ac.be

    Affiliations: SWITCH Laboratory, Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, Department of Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Published: October 20, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.0020140

About the Authors

Francisco C Santos
Computer and Decision Engineering Department, Institut de Recherches Interdisciplinaires et de Développements en Intelligence Artificielle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Jorge M Pacheco
Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Jorge M Pacheco
Department of Physics of the Faculty of Science, Center for Theoretical and Computational Physics, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Tom Lenaerts
SWITCH Laboratory, Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
Tom Lenaerts
Department of Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Corresponding Author

Email: tlenaert@vub.ac.be

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

FCS, JMP, and TL conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, and wrote the paper.