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T. Takahashi, T. Hadzibeganovic, S. A. Cannas, T. Makino, H. Fukui and S. Kitayama, “Cultural Neuroeconomics of Intertemporal Choice,” Neuro Endocrinology Letters, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2009, pp. 185-191.

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  • TITLE: The q-Exponential Social Discounting Functions of Gain and Loss

    AUTHORS: Taiki Takahashi

    KEYWORDS: Social Discounting; Altruism; Neuroeconomics; Econophysics; Sociophysics; Tsallis’ Statistics

    JOURNAL NAME: Applied Mathematics, Vol.4 No.3, March 21, 2013

    ABSTRACT: Social discounting has been attracting attention in behavioral psychology, econophysics, and neuroeconomics. Several mathematical models have been proposed for social discounting; exponential discounting, hyperbolic discounting, a q-exponential discounting model based on Tsallis’ statistics. In order to experimentally examine the mathematical characteristics of the q-exponential social discounting models for gain and loss in humans, we estimated the parameters of the q-exponential social discounting models by assessing the points of subjective equality (indifference points) at seven social distances. We observed that gain was more steeply social-discounted than loss. Usefulness of the q-exponential social discounting model in social physics, econophysics, and cultural neuroeconomics are discussed.