Safely simulating risks in a pandemic

Study tests behavioral interventions in a gaming experiment

Is it possible to conduct experiments about risk-taking during pandemics without endangering participants? To safely investigate the effectiveness of public health interventions and simulate the dynamics of virus transmission, researchers from the University of Plymouth, UK, the IESE Business School in Spain and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development have developed a game-based experiment. Their findings have been published in the journal Science Advances.

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