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Human Random Sequence Generation

Project Description

While it is known that humans are generally bad at creating random sequences, our project on human random sequence generation looks at the question of when humans can learn to be more random. We ask participants to generate sequences of rock, paper and scissors in neutral, and competitive situations, with different levels of awareness of the competition, and assess any corresponding changes in randomness. We are interested in determining how random perople can act, to observe a theoretical upper bound of how freely people do in fact act when faced with clearly defined choices and decision criteria.