Popperian Falsification Key to Chess Success

“For all you budding Kasparovs out there, a team of cognitive scientists has worked out how to think like a chess grand master. As those attending this week’s Cognitive Science Society meeting in Chicago, Illinois, were told, the secret is to try to knock down your pet theory rather than finding ways to support it – exactly as scientists are supposed to do.” Short article here in Nature.

Original 1963 paper by Sir Karl Popper on “Science as Falsification” is here.