News tagged with human player

The reason we lose at games

If you have ever wondered why you never seem to win at skill-based games such as poker or chess, there might be a very good reason. Writing in PNAS, a University of Manchester physicist has discovered that some games are si ...

dateJan 07, 2013 in Mathematics
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'Cyber footballers' cloned

A team of IT scientists from the Carlos III University in Madrid (UC3M) has managed to programme clones that imitate the actions of humans playing football on a computer, according to the online version of ...

dateFeb 20, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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Effects of brain exercise depend on opponent

Playing games against a computer activates different brain areas from those activated when playing against a human opponent. Research published in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience has shown that the belief that o ...

dateFeb 04, 2009 in Medical research
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