in college I read a research paper by a university professor who taught himself to generate random numbers in his head that passed tests of randomness as well as high quality RNGs. wish I could find it.


He references the 1980 paper here:

"After considerable training, I learned to be "random"- that is, my performance could not be distinguished from that of a computer-based random-number generator, according to some 30 different statitical tests. People, I therefore hypothesize, can behave "randomly," that is, in ways that cannot be distinguished from computer-based random distributions."

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