What Can Chess Masters teach us about how humans become experts? Why can't reace car drivers explain decisions they've made behind the wheel? What does predicting the winner of a soccer match say about our ability to make the right choice?
Rugg has devoted his life to learning how experts solve problems. He gained international attention after arguing persuasively that the famous Voynich Manuscript is a hoax. Now, he demonstrates his techniques in the Verifier Method, which can be applied to any seemingly unsolvable problem.
Drawing on his personal odyssey in the field of human expertise, Rugg makes astute and entertaining conclusions about how and why we inevitably fail, and explains how to make better mistakes, work backwards, and reengineer the ways we pursue success.
Dr. Gordon Rugg is a senior lecturer in computer science at Keele University and a visiting senior research fellow in computing at the Open University, Milton Keynes. Rugg’s research has delved into everything from attitude theory and artificial intelligence to information retrieval and software engineering for safety-critical systems. Rugg lives in Shropshire, UK.
Joseph D'Agnese is a journalist who has written chiefly for science magazines, such as Discover, Wired, and Seed. His pieces have appeared in the annual anthology Best American Science Writing, edited by Oliver Sacks, among others (HarperCollins). He has written for the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
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