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Reversal learning the key to social success

Being able to detect changes in circumstances can help a person achieve success in both their personal and professional life.

Researchers from Australia’s University of Queensland and the Netherlands’ VU University developed a simple computer game to measure how well participants respond to rule changes, known as reversal learning.

Participants in the game earned money by pumping up cyber-balloons, with different coloured balloons valued according to simple rules.

Those most adept at responding to rule changes performed better in the games. They were also more likely to have successful social lives, including greater satisfaction in their romantic partnerships, as well as in business.

Read more at The University of Queensland

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