About the Authors

David Engel, Lisa X. Jing, Thomas W. Malone
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

David Engel, Anita Williams Woolley, Lisa X. Jing, Christopher F. Chabris, Thomas W. Malone
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Collective Intelligence, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Anita Williams Woolley
Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Christopher F. Chabris
Union College, Department of Psychology, Schenectady, New York, United States of America

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Competing Interests

The authors received funding for the research described in this article from Cisco Systems, Inc. through their sponsorship of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DE AW LJ CC TM. Performed the experiments: DE LJ. Analyzed the data: DE AW LJ CC TM. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: DE AW CC TM.