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Fig. 6

From: Flexible imitation suppresses epidemics through better vaccination

Fig. 6

The level of conformism evolves only if memory is long enough and initial conformism is not moderate. In a and b, we show heatmaps of the outbreak size. In c and d, we show the fraction of conformists as the functions of the infection rate and the memory length. As before, when the infection rate is low, the outbreak size is independent of the memory length, which can be seen by the horizontal contour curves for \(\beta \lessapprox 0.5\) in a and b. As the infection rate increases, however, short memory precipitates severe outbreaks under non-moderate a, but not under moderate initial conformism b. The reason for this is seen in c in which short memory, \(m<3\), fails to substantially change the level of conformism, whereas long memory, \(m>4\), drives conformism to moderate levels between 40 and 60 % (for \(\beta \gtrapprox 0.5\)). d A population starting with moderate initial conformism also ends with similar conformism levels between 40 and 60 %, irrespective of the parameters \(\beta\) and m

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