Morra Game

Morra is a fast-paced hand game that dates back to the ancient Egypt and that is still played in some Mediterranean areas, especially in Sardinia, Italy. In Morra, two players simultaneously reveals their hand, extending any number of fingers, and call out a number. Any player who successfully guesses the total number of extended fingers scores a point. The analysis of Morra has important implications for the study of consciousness, expertise, social psychology, implicit memory for numeric series and explicit mathematical strategies. Dr. Delogu is coordinating an international team of researchers and students from Lawrence Tech and the University of Cagliari in a study aiming at advance knowledge about the game and its relations with human cognition.