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Chess, Cheating, Psychology, Analogy

Posted By: scotty
Date: Wednesday, 18 June 2014, at 5:30 a.m.

In Response To: Chess, Cheating, Psychology, Analogy (Jeremy Bagai)

i did read the article on how to catch a chess cheater, and found it very interesting.

It is important to bear in mind that the research and conclusions of Prof. Regan will receive the scrutiny of his peers if he publishes his work, and it is by this route that we can better understand the value of his position. The popular press rarely gives accurate reports on scholarly research. Hence, it is risky to try to understand scholarly work through this route.

I did check into Daniel Kahneman, and found that he is an Economic Nobel Laureate (2002) , and a Professor of Psychology. Professor Kahneman gave a lecture, the summary of which can be found here... (pardon my grammar, i'm trying to make it more better) :)


and deals directly with some cognitive issues which might be of interest to top level backgammon players.

To quote from the second paragraph of this paper,

"Section 1 distinguishes two generic modes of cognitive function: an intuitive mode in which judgments and decisions are made automatically and rapidly, and a controlled mode, which is deliberate and slower."

It might be possible to glean some understanding of human cognitive function, which could directly apply to match play at the highest levels.

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