Rock-paper-scissors is a game that is commonly played to settle disputes or make decisions. It is a simple game consisting of players countering each other with three hand gestures – rock, paper, and scissors. A new study, however, has shed some light on the surprising trends among players when it comes to rock-paper-scissors statistics.

The study, conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Tokyo, analyzed hundreds of games of rock-paper-scissors played by students. The results of the study have shown that there are some distinct patterns in how players select their moves.

One surprising trend that the study revealed is that both men and women tend to choose rock as their first move in the game. This trend is especially surprising considering that, traditionally, rock is seen as the most brute force move which is usually chosen by men. However, the study found that women also tended to choose rock as their first move at almost the same rate as men.

Another pattern that the study revealed is that players tended to stick with the same move for several turns. For example, if a player successfully played rock in one turn, they were more likely to play rock again in the next turn. Players were also found to be more likely to change their move if they lost the previous turn.

Finally, the study also found that players were more likely to choose paper if they had won the previous round. This is a particularly interesting finding as it goes against the traditional strategy of anticipating what the opponent might do and counteracting it. Instead, players tend to stick with their previous move, possibly out of a desire to remain consistent.

What is most interesting about these findings is that they go against what we might expect from players who are trying to outsmart each other in a game. The fact that both men and women choose rock as their first move, for example, is surprising as we might expect women to choose paper more often. Similarly, the tendency to stick with the same move goes against traditional game theory, which suggests that players should be trying to second-guess their opponents and switch up their moves accordingly.

Overall, this new study reveals that there is still much to be learned about the psychology of players when it comes to rock-paper-scissors. As a simple game with only three moves, it provides a fascinating window into the ways in which we make decisions and the strategies we use to try and outwit others. Whether you are a seasoned rock-paper-scissors player or a complete newbie, this study should give you some food for thought the next time you sit down for a game.

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