Street Science
Published in

Street Science

How To Use Science To Win At Rock-Paper-Scissors?

Mathematics + Decision Theory + Psychology = Win

Rock-Paper-Scissors Game Diagram — A triangle with the three elements written at each vertex.
Image Created by The Walking Temple

Rock-Paper-Scissors is a children’s game. What does it have to do with science? Well, there are branches of science that figure out how games work. One such branch happens to be game theory.

And that’s where our story begins. Game theory researchers have been trying to…




Street Science aims to answer humanity’s most curious questions, one step at a time.

Recommended from Medium

Impressive Communication Abilities

Celebrate Good Decisions

Being driven or thriving? Sigmund Freud versus Carl Rogers on human motivation

Unconscious Bias is everywhere

Should You Buy the Honda or the Porsche?

The Role of Dopamine in Self-Motivation

Artificial Intelligence Against Depression

Usages and customs of Lockdownia (II)

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store


Student of Life | Independent Scientist | Founder: | Twitter: @Walking_Temple

More from Medium

What Really Happens When You Measure A Coastline?

An arbitrary island with an arbitrarily curved and jagged coastline. The coastline of the island is drawn using a peculiar brown colour. The island is surrounded by blue water waves of the sea.

Can you solve this tricky Oxford Admission Question?

A Number Theory Puzzle

The Thrilling Story Of Calculus

A picture of Newton’s personal copy of “Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica” — to illustrate the thrilling story of calculus