Supplementary Figure 6: Risk preference predicts conformity bias; association between distance and conformity is independent from payoff probability. | Nature Neuroscience

Supplementary Figure 6: Risk preference predicts conformity bias; association between distance and conformity is independent from payoff probability.

From: Social signals of safety and risk confer utility and have asymmetric effects on observers' choices

Supplementary Figure 6

(a) Conformity bias was defined as the conformity difference between 'safe, safe' and 'risky, risky' trials. Individual risk preferences estimated from Solo trials were significantly, negatively correlated with the conformity bias (Pearson’s correlation, r = –0.46, P = 1.51e–04); risk seeking individuals conformed more when others chose the risky gamble (risky influence), and risk averse individuals conformed more when others chose the safe gamble (safe influence). Each point is an individual participant, and the red line is the regression line between risk preference and conformity bias. (b) Because choice behavior in the current task was modeled using a softmax function, distance (difference between others' choices and one's own decision probability), is correlated with probability of earning high payoff. (c) However, conformity is not correlated with probability of earning high payoff. These results demonstrate that the association between distance and conformity is independent from payoff probability. Error bars show s.e.m.

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