Arousal, rank and utility
AbstractWe apply Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to the concept of utility and then go on to a new model where individual’s behavior is aimed at reaching optimal level of arousal of neural system and optimal level of domination in social ranking.
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utility; motivation; altruism; demonstration of wealth; novelty; comfort; rank; arousal;
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